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Physical Health Resources

Caregiving can be stressful but smoking isn’t the answer: Tips to Quit Smoking from Former Smokers

What You Need to Know About Vaping

Benefits of Quitting Spoking

Complete Care Plan Form/Plan de cuidados completo

Virtual Tai Chi Tuesday

Black Girls Run About Page

Black Men Run

Black Girls Golf

United Black Golfers Association


Video: ‘I Broke the Generational Health Curse’

Girlfriends, Let’s Get Outside and Play!

40 Ways Walking Can Improve Our Lives (and Our Looks!) After 40

10 Online Workouts You Can Do to Support Black Trainers

12 Fab Black Women To Follow To Meet Your 2021 Fitness Goals

22 Black Trainers To Sweat With, Support During Black History Month

10 Dope Black Female Trainers To Follow For Daily Fitness Inspiration

Black Marathoners Group Info

‘Decide to take up space out there’s: Meet the woman behind Black Hikers Week

This Group Is Showing People that Nature Is for Black Women, Too

Six Black-led organizations changing the face of outdoor recreation

These Black hiking groups are changing the outdoors

Exercise for Caregiver Health and Well-being

Exercising When You’re Caring for Someone Else

Daily Exercise Advice for Caregivers and Those Being Cared For

Simple Ways Caregivers Can Stay Active

The Caregivers Library: Exercise and Caregiving

One Woman Is Creating a Revolution in Black Women’s Health

Rev. Run and Justine Simmons Fight Back Against Diabetes

How Much Physical Activity Do You Need?

Choose Your Physical Activity Worksheet

Make Every Move Count

Activation Guide

Cancer Screening During COVID

Why Walking is the Most Popular Form of Exercise

Why is physical activity so important?

10 Ways to Relax in Nature and Stress Less

Women and Stress

Mental Health Resources

One Day University Lecture Series, Presented by AARP – How Music Shapes the Brain

Psychological Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself – Mayo Clinic

Best Practices for Helping Older Adults Stay Socially Engaged

Expanding Circles: Prevent Isolation and Loneliness as You Age

Alzheimers Association 24/7 Helpline

The Seven Worst Habits for Your Brain

Culturally Responsive Caregiver Support and Dementia Services


African Americans | NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness

Compassion Fatigue and Self Compassion Webinar

Six Ways to Help Caregivers Take a Break

Caregiver Self Care

10 Sisters Shaping the Conversation About Black Women’s Mental Health – 

Therapy for Black Girls

As your loved one’s dementia gets worse, friends might start to avoid them. How can family caregivers help others overcome their fear and reluctance?

Financial Help For Seniors

AARP study shows 75% of the unpaid family caregivers surveyed reported spending over $7,200 of their own money annually to help care for a loved one.

The Pandemic has Created More Stress for Black Caregivers

Watch Nona Hendrix – World Mental Health Day

An Insider’s Guide To Cut Costs on Prescription Drugs


Spiritual Health

 Watch: Denzel Washington’s Life Advice 

All the Lonely People: Finding Hope In Uncertain Times

Religion and spirituality as resources for African American families in end-of-life care

Examining spiritual support among African American and Caucasian Alzheimer’s caregivers: A risk and resilience study

“We both just trusted and leaned on the Lord”: A qualitative study of religiousness and spirituality among African American breast cancer survivors and their caregivers

Feeding the Soul Book

Medicine for the Caregiver’s Soul

When You Want to Connect with Others

The Caregiver’s Companion: A Christ-Centered Journal to Nourish Your Soul

4 Prayers for When You Need It


COVID and Flu

How to Soothe Symptoms of COVID-19

Caregivers in America During COVID-19

COVID-19 Vaccine: Answers for Dementia Caregivers and People Living with Alzheimer’s

Blacks Hospitalized for COVID-19 Face Higher Odds of Death

This Is What a Breakthrough COVID Infection Feels Like

Booster Shots: Who is Eligible and When

COVID-19 Vaccines for Caregivers

Delta and Beyond

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 Flu Season Warnings

Breakthrough Cases: Navigating this Phase of the Pandemic

Who is Eligible for the Vaccine COVID shot?

In the Know: Surgeon General Delta Variant Message

People who got the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine are often ignored.

Kamala Harris Urges African Americans to Get the Vaccine

Common Questions About the COVID-19 Outbreak

COVID-19 and Dementia

Role of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices in Vaccine Recommendations.

COVID Tracker

COVID Variants: What You Should Know

Is It a Cold, the Flu or COVID-19?

How to Socialize After Isolation

Booster Shots

COVID-19 Vaccine Equity for Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups

Flu Season is Coming Fast

A New Look at Boosters

Descendants of ‘Tuskegee Experiment’ star in new PSA


Therapeutic Resources



Our Playlist

>Articles that Join the Music

37 Songs You Can’t Help But Dance To

The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time

3rd Hour of TODAY (@3rdHourTODAY) Tweeted:
Tuba trailblazer Richard Antoine White spoke with @craigmelvin about how the instrument helped him go from the streets of Baltimore to the symphony stage. #MotivationalMonday



UTSA Blends Sports, Art and Diversity



Check out Sunny Anderson in Cooking for Real



Recognizing Black and Brown Botanists and Encouraging Visions of Diversity in the Field

Tanisha Williams: Botanist And Founder of Black Botanists Week

Black People With Plants

Meet Jasmine Jefferson, founder of Black Girls With Gardens

Black Entrepreneurs Sow Seeds Of Healthier Eating During Pandemic Gardening Boom

Returning to our roots: Black Americans are redefining relationship to the land with gardening, farming

Five Reasons Why Black People Should Garden

These Black Gardeners On Instagram Are Sure To Inspire You

You Can Thank Black Horticulturist Booker T. Whatley for Your CSA

In Full Bloom: African American involvement in botany deeply rooted, beginning to get deserved recognition

Just Bees And Things And Flowers: How Black Women Gardeners Will Survive In The COVID-19 Crisis

Returning to our roots: Black Americans are redefining the relationship to the land with gardening, farming

‘We deserve this peace and joy’: black gardeners bloom on TikTok and Instagram

Books By Gardeners of Color

10 Gardeners, You Should Follow on Instagram

Black Historical Figures in Horticulture

Why Black People are Turning to Gardening in Troubled Times

Just Bees And Things And Flowers: How Black Women Gardeners Will Survive In The COVID-19 Crisis

Sports Related

Mental Health & Wellness Series | Jacoby Brisset

NFL Mental Health & Wellness Series | Carlos Dunlap

NFL’s ‘As We Run Campaign’ Highlights Reunion Between Players and Fans

LeBron James confirms he was vaccinated for Covid-19 months after being initially skeptical

Honoring our Military

Military Crisis Line

Caregivers as Partners Clients of Behavioral Health Services Webinar Presentation Slides

Voices of the Community – People Living With Disabilities

Veteran Family Support Programs

In honor of Military Families Month, we rise up strong

Senior Veteran Benefits Guide

VA Caregivers Fact Sheet

Military Caregivers Support

24/7 Support for Military Members

Blue Star Caregivers

Operation: Showers of Appreciation

Military and Veteran Caregivers

Elizabeth Dole Foundation

American Foundation

Yellow Ribbon Fund

Warrior Care Program

Redcross Military Program

US Department of Veteran Affairs Coaching to Care

US Department of Veteran Affairs Comprehensive Assistance Program

The American Veteran

Additional Reading

The Caregiver’s Bookshelf: Memory’s Echo – The New York Times

Q & A: Walter Mosley on Taking Care of Your Parents

African American Mystery Writers and Their African American Detectives 

Create a National Book Festival

The Nobel Prize in literature goes to a Black writer for the first time since 1993

More Than 120,000 Children Lost A Caregiver During The Coronavirus Pandemic

Reading Subsection African American Caregiver Resiliency

Over 140,000 U.S. Children Have Lost a Caregiver to COVID-19

Alzheimer’s Caregivers’ Outlook May Vary by Race, Ethnicity

10 Online Book Clubs Black Women Are Happy We Joined