Another dimensions of our educational outreach are conferences and seminars. The goal of these events is to provide a forum to address the varying issues affecting Latino seniors. We often collaborate with other organizations in the development of conferences and seminars.
LCA organized the first Northeastern Conference on Hispanic Elderly in Hartford, CT in 1992. LCA organized in collaboration with the Catholic University of Valparaíso, the first Inter-American Conference on Gerontology, which was held in Viña del Mar, Chile, October 19-22, 1994. The United Nations Programme on Ageing and the Foreign Relations Ministry of the Republic of Chile supported this important inter-hemispheric event.
Series of Community Education Courses (Since 1999)
Older Latinos Gave Best Mark to LCA’s Courses
With the active participation of Latino seniors, caregivers and professionals coming from Queens, Brooklyn, South Bronx and East Harlem (Barrio), the series of free community educational seminars offered by LCA have continued.
The first courses were held during the Spring of 1999, one versed on the importance for Latinos to participate in the Census 2000, particularly due to the undercount experienced by Latinos in the census of 1990, in the second course the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease on the Latino family.
LCA has been extremely fortunate to have a faculty of excellence, which includes the following outstanding professionals:
Ms. Carmen Aponte – Dr. Steven Applewhite – Dr. Maria Aranda – Ms. Lourdes Birba – Ms. Bethsaida Colon – Ms. Doris Colon – Dr. Davide Espino – Mr. Angelo Falcon – Ms. Elizabeth Figueroa – Mr. Fernando Fernandez – Mr. Ray Figueroa – Der. Celina Gomez – Dr. Adela Herrera – Prof. Gladys Jimenez – Dr. Rafael Lantigua – Dr. Nelson Peralta – Dr. Fernando Morales – Prof. Carlos Navarrete – Dr. Felix Nallim – Prof. Marialcira Quintero – Prof. Diana Roman – Ms. Adriene Rosell – Dr. Carlos Rueda – Dr. Melba Sanchez – Dr. Carmen D. Sanchez – Dr. Melissa Talamantes – Dr. Fernando Torres-Gil – Ms. Sara Vidal –
Important and Useful Conference Findings and Recommendations:
First Inter-American Conference on Gerontology – Viña del Mar, Chile, October 1994.
Second LCA’s Inter-American Conference on Gerontology – Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina and Puerto Rico – 2000-2001.
LCA’s Second National Conference on the Latino Elderly – May to October, 2005 – Chicago – Orlando – New York City.