Founded in 1991, the Latino Center on Aging (LCA) seeks to advocate for improved services for Latino seniors, and educate the seniors about various options available to them. This mission is achieved through various forms of education through the media, testimony at public hearings, and the organization of conferences addressing the issues affecting Latino elderly.
Due primarily to language and cultural barriers, Hispanic seniors lack knowledge and access to the myriad of services available to them.
As they continue aging, this elderly group is most inclined to live in poverty and isolation, and therefore in great need of proactive social and health service assistance. The Latino Center on Aging (LCA) seeks to advocate for improved services for Latino seniors, and educate the seniors about various options available to them.
Florida has been experiencing significant demographical changes. Just over half a million Hispanic elderly reside in South Florida, which is expected to grow to 1,000,000 during next 25 years. We have identified Spanish radio broadcasts as the most effective way to reach and meet the special needs of this increasing population.
EVENTS AND MORE…
LCA’S thank you event
held on december 14, 2023
What an incredible night! The LCA’s 2023 Thank You Reception surpassed all expectations and was a resounding success. Our immense gratitude goes to Josefina Carbonell and Maria Hidalgo, the exceptional co-chairs of the Golden Age Awards Annual Gala. A heartfelt appreciation to LCA’s South Florida Advisory Board for orchestrating this fantastic event, and special thanks to our sponsors, Humana, Aetna, Advocate Health, Florida PACE Centers, and NOVA Med Services.
As the year comes to a close, we extend warm wishes to everyone for a joyous holiday season and a New Year filled with health and prosperity! ¡Feliz Navidad!
free luncheon seminar – feb 23, 2024
Were you aware that in Florida, we have the Florida Intestacy Statute, outlining who will inherit your property if you pass away without a will? This is a crucial topic, not just for you personally, but also for many of the older adults you engage with daily.
Secure your spot today for our free Luncheon Seminar, where we will provide up-to-date information on the power of attorney and other legal considerations. Don’t leave a burden for your surviving family members. If you’re already registered, please spread the word to others.
Sponsorship Opportunity. INFO Here!
Save-the-date – may 18, 2024 – 37TH GOLDEN AGE AWARDS GALA
past galas photos
The Golden Age Awards are given to individuals who have made significant contributions to the Latino/Hispanic communities throughout the world. Awards are given for effective leadership, lifetime contributions, public policy initiatives, corporate contributions and community involvement.
Media Reports about the 2023 Golden Age Awards:
latinos 60 plus: from 5 to 22 million in 30 years
The Latino Center on Aging (LCA) is sounding the alarm once again, highlighting the growing numbers within the Hispanic population aged 60 and older, both locally and nationally. This alert underscores the pressing issue of unmet needs within this demographic. Three influential media outlets help us spread this critical alert: NPR, Agencia EFE (World News Agency), and Floridaphoenix. You can find our call to action above, available to read and listen to. Don’t miss this vital information and share it widely. Your support is greatly appreciated.