About US


Who We Are

PreSERVE is a coalition of individuals from non-profits, health institutions and the African American community that seeks to improve the health of African Americans over the age of 55. PreSERVE members are concerned about the disparities that lead to hypertension, diabetes and other conditions that impact brain health among African Americans.

What We Do

PreSERVE aims to address health disparities among older African Americans with projects that engages the people in healthy lifestyles through learning, socialization, exercise, healthy eating, and the expressive arts. In recent years PreSERVE has held successful conferences on “Aging & Memory in the African American Community.”

In Spring 2013, we will host “Community Listening/Inactive Sessions” to help shape future service priorities of those we serve.

Our Mission

Creating pathways that empower African Americans

to maintain healthy brains and create healthy lifestyles

Our Vision:

Weave a tapestry of individuals and organizations

who work collectively to improve the physical and brain health

of African Americans 55 and older in an innovative way.

Our Aging and Memory in the African American Community Conference, is our signature educational event designed to initiate healthy change for individuals and community.

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FREE 6 Week Creative Arts & Writing Program

Storytelling is hardwired into all of us. It’s how we see the world, and how we explain it. True democratic community storytelling, written, oral and/or through artistic visual representation, gives a voice to everyone, no matter where they came from or how they got there. Stories foster understanding and acceptance by providing an uncensored opportunity for experiences from diverse and underserved populations. They provide the platform for self-representation, for sharing experiences with like-minded people, and an opportunity that then influences debate and discourse. This creative arts and writing program will explore  uncensored stories from our elder African American community about “Soul Food”; it’s historical significance, it’s impact on our personal lives, memories, relationships, generational influence, health and honoring it’s substantial contribution to American culture and cuisine.
·      For African Americans 50 years and above
·      No Writing or artistic talent required.
·      Learn new techniques in creative writing and numerous art mediums to create a unique piece of artwork and accompanying story. Guided by professional artists.
·      Guided 6-week creative arts and writing program
·      Designed to capture personal stories and a unique piece of artwork illustrating recipes and memories of cooking passed down through the generations
·      Honoring your experiences and wisdom to share to the broader community
·      No Cost and all materials are provided