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…
At La NUEVA Poderosa 670 AM Miami – NOW Saturdays at 9:30 AM
A weekly broadcast on Spanish radio designed to educate elderly Latinos about existing services and assistance programs and benefits.
Starting from May 20, 2022, our radio show goes on air at 9:30 AM on the first and third Saturday of every month. This engaging program features a live broadcast format, allowing for audience participation and fostering a vibrant response from our listeners.
We are proud to have Advocate Health Advisors as the presenting sponsor of our show.
Great 2023 conference on Latinos and Alzheimer’s & Parkinson’s
Celebrate Older Americans Month in a fantastic way! The LCA extends heartfelt gratitude to Lizabeth Miguel, the Austin Hepburn Center, Dr. Dayana Rodriguez, Dr. Sergio Tejeda, Dr. Ileana Leyva, and Eric Guitian for their outstanding contributions to the bilingual event on Latinos, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s.
Special thanks to the sponsors and LCA South Florida board members for making this event possible. Together, we’re raising awareness and fostering support for our senior community.
SUCCESSFUL 36TH GOLDEN AGE AWARDS GALA
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 2022 Golden Age Awards:
Since founding the Latino Center on Aging in 1991, Mario Tapia has been conscious of the disconnect between Latinos and Alzheimer’s support networks.
The need to reach the Spanish-speaking community is more palpable than ever since a July study analyzing the prevalence of the brain disorder found that Latinos are 1.5 times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s than their white counterparts.