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GERO-Juice 2-15-24 Interview with Mayor Teresa Smith & Learn About Heart Disease in Women

  1. GERO-Juice 2-15-24 Interview with Mayor Teresa Smith & Learn About Heart Disease in Women Adrianne D. Jones 59:08

Right on the heels of Valentine’s Day the fun has not stopped! Mayor Teresa Thomas-Smith aka “Mayor Teresa” stops by the GERO-Juice to give the 411 on becoming the new mayor of Palmetto, GA; the first African American and the first woman mayor of the city! Mayor Teresa also shares who she is the first woman to place her name on the ballot to become mayor! Cardiovascular disease disproportionately affects women and specifically, African American women. What are the numbers? How many African American women die from cardiovascular disease each year? This week is Senior Week at the Capital in Georgia. Learn about the advocacy agenda to help better the lives of Georgia seniors.

An Ohio native, Adrianne D. Jones is a gerontologist, servant leader, and Chief Executive Officer of Senior Resources and Consulting Services, LLC. She is the creator and host of the “GERO-Juice”, the nation’s #1 senior-focused radio program on Atlanta’s WAEC 860 AM station. Ms. Jones is also an adjunct professor at Clark Atlanta University, where she has designed courses to introduce students to the field of gerontology through a biopsychosocial lens. Additionally, Ms. Jones is the director of public relations for ALTER, a program to educate and create African American dementia-friendly faith communities, and active board member for SageNavigator, Inc., an organization with a mission to advocate and assist seniors and differently-abled adults in navigating their communities for readily-available resources. Ms. Jones has authored two books: Quick Tips On Choosing the Right Homecare Agency and Basic HomeCare Marketing Tips.

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