Our goal is to fight the health disparities in the African American community. Some factors that contribute to these health disparities are: unemployment, poverty, lack of funds for doctor's visits, mistrust of doctors, smoking, obesity and an inactive lifestyle.
SHOWING LOVE TO THE ELDERLY
Helping to ease the stigma of growing old and lonely. Studies from Dr. Carla M. Perissinotto show that 43% of Americans age 60 and older report feeling lonely, which is shown to increase risk of dementia, heart disease, stroke, and premature fatality from all causes.
We provide support for those that want to get the Covid-19 Shot. Las Amigas, Incorporated is actively involved with our Seniors by: visiting the rest homes, providing care packages, and connecting with them so that they feel loved.