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 30 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…
At La Poderosa 670 AM Miami – Saturdays at 9:45 AM
A weekly broadcast on Spanish radio designed to educate elderly Latinos about existing services and assistance programs and benefits.
May, Older Americans Month
We adhere to this celebration. See our article on “The Doral Family Journal.”
may 11th, 2022 free conference at austin hepburn senior center
10 AM to 1:00 pm
Focusing on elder issues that impact the Latino community, the Latino Center on Aging and several other prestigious organizations are conducting its ninth conference on Alzheimer’s Disease for South Florida area residents.
There will be specialists for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases.
past year’s oct. 2, 2021 – 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.
2nd NATIONAL CONFERENCE – JUNE 9, 2022
A LIFE WITHOUT MEMORY: Latinos & Alzheimer’s
The Latino Center on Aging and several other prestigious organizations will be conducting its second national virtual conference on Alzheimer’s disease in Spanish on June 9, 2022. From 12:00 PM – 3:30 PM.
Featuring experts on this topic from various regions of USA (New York – California – Texas – Florida).