Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Delta Omega Omega Chapter, and First Sisters Outreach Inc. will host a forum to address issues related to mental illness and Alzheimer’s disease.


The forum will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 23, at the Donald W. Reynolds Community Services Center, according to a news release. The event is free.


The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the first topic on mental illness featuring Bessie Lancelin, director of clinical services at the Southeast Arkansas Behavioral Healthcare.


The session on Alzheimer’s disease will feature Tina Hunter, director of programs at the Arkansas Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.


“The speakers will give information to raise awareness on mental illness and Alzheimer’s disease. Caregivers, as well as members of the Pine Bluff/Jefferson County Community, who would like to learn more about these conditions are encouraged to attend,” according to the release.