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MISSION

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 2 million 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…

12th annual conference on latinos, alzheimer’s & parkinson’s

Successfully held on march 27, 2024

The Hispanic elderly population in South Florida represents the largest and fastest-growing ethnic segment of our community. According to US Census data, 67% of them speak Spanish at home. Considering that Hispanics are more susceptible to dementia, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, the demand for information in Spanish becomes imperative.

The 12th Annual conference “A LIfe Without Memory” panel of experts included Drs. Ayled Barreda, Valerie Hart, Annelly Bure, Jose Javier Sanchez, and Ileana Pacheco, all from U of Miami.

SF HISPANIC COALITION FOR AGING LUNCHEON SEMINAR

 HELD ON feb 23, 2024 – PEMBROKE PINES

On February 23, the Latino Center on Aging, in collaboration with its South Florida Hispanic Coalition for Aging, hosted a highly successful Luncheon-Seminar on “End-of-Life Legal Matters” at the SW Focal Point Senior Center in Pembroke Pines, FL.

The event garnered significant participation, with over 30 seniors and professionals in attendance. Cynthia Arevalo, esq., delivered an exceptionally well-received presentation during the event.

WITH GREAT SUCCESS LCA HELD ITS THE 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:

Doral Family Journal

latinos 60 plus: from 5 to 22 million in 30 years

media reports here

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.


VIDEO PRODUCED BY OUR FRIENDS AT FOX5 NYC

LCA’S AT Work!

Not To Be Missed

Since its inception, the LCA has received constant support from all New York’s TV stations, especially from FOX-5 TV Channel. We have developed bilingual Public Service Announcements (PSA) campaigns, which have aired on all stations in the New York metropolitan area. Additionally, FOX-5 has produced the official LCA video, along with its respective updates.

We invite you to watch this brief video to learn about the accomplishments of LCA over the past thirty years.


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Members and friends of LCA's South Florida Advisory Board. This photograph was taken during the 2023 LCA's Annual Thank You Reception at the Pullman Miami Airport Hotel.