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 35 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…
“PARA MAYORES” WEEKLY RADIO SHOW
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 which helps drive utilization of critical services and benefits by elderly Latinos.
webinar – june 17 – 3:00 – 5:00 PM
In May of 2014, the LCA formed the South Florida Hispanic Coalition for Aging to facilitate networking with stakeholders that can further the provisioning of much needed services to the growing numbers of Hispanic elderly in the country and this region.
november 7, 2020 – Miami
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.
A LIFE WITHOUT MEMORY: LATINOS & ALZHEIMER’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE
The Latino Center on Aging and several other prestigious organizations are conducting its eighth conference on Alzheimer’s Disease for South Florida area residents in Spanish. The purpose is to inform, educate and train all who are involved in the care of persons with Alzheimer’s disease.