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Michael Kincade

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Michael Kincade

Michael Kincade

It is rare that a day is named to honor an individual, but lifelong community health advocate Michael Kincade had that recently occur after Mayor Thomas Menino proclaimed March 13 “Michael Kincade Day.”

A graduate of Roxbury High School, Kincade moved to Minnesota, where he received his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Gustavus Adolphus College.

Since returning home after college, he has worked with abused children and people living with HIV and AIDS and represented his community on several advisory boards.

Over the past 12 years at the Alzheimer’s Association, Kincade has developed many initiatives that utilized a variety of resources. One such initiative, The African-American Community Forum on Memory Loss, became the largest event of its type in the United States and is being replicated in several different cities.

He has also been a statewide advocate for those living with autism and physical disabilities, and in 2007 began hosting what would become the award-winning TV show “AgeWise Boston.”

In September of 2005, Michael was appointed chairperson of the Boston Commission on the Affairs of the Elderly Task Force.

Since 2003, he has been a volunteer basketball coach for the Roberto Clemente Youth Program. In 2011, he became a founding member and actor in the AWARE theater company.