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Black Parents Aging Podcast

Apr 6, 2021

In today's episode, Olivia talks about race-related stress and how it affects African American older adults.


Currently, there are more than 4 million African Americans over the age of 65, with a projected growth of about 12 million by 2060. African American older adults experience significant health related challenges, such as lower life expectancies and an increased risk of chronic health conditions. If you are looking to understand more on how stress, anxiety and racism affects the older African American adult, tune in!

In this episode, Olivia talks about:

  • The things that cause stress and anxiety
  • Race-Related Stress and how it impacts older African American Adults
  • The impact of cumulative stressors on the physical and mental health of African American Adults.
  • Being mindful of triggers.
  • Understanding the impact of racism and why it’s important to listen with empathy
  • and so much more!

Links mentioned:


African American Older Adults and Race-Related Stress


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