South Florida Hospital News
Thursday February 27, 2020

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February 2020 - Volume 16 - Issue 8




Growing Interest for the 32nd Golden Age Awards Gala in Miami

Florida Lt. Gov. Jeanette Núñez to Receive LCA’s 2019 Prestigious Award on September 21st.
September 10, 2019 - The Latino Center on Aging (LCA) will celebrate its Thirty-Second Golden Age Awards presentation on September 21st at Pullman Miami Airport Hotel.
The 2019 Golden Age Award recipients are:  Hon. Jeanette Núñez, Lieutenant Governor of Florida; Hon. Willy Gort, Commissioner, City of  Miami; Dr. Eneida Roldan, Florida International University; Marjorie Aloni from Miami Jewish System; Michael Pearson of the Alzheimer’s Association – SE Chapter; Rev. Guillermo Escalona from Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health SF; AARP-Florida; and United Way of Miami Dade.  The Hon. Josefina Carbonell from Independent Living Systems (ILS) and María Hidalgo from VITAS Healthcare are the event's Co-Chairs.
The Banquet promises to be an eventful black tie affair with extensive media coverage.  
The Golden Age Awards were established in 1993 in New York and 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.
This year’s event is sponsored by Chen Senior Medical Center, Advocate Health, Independent Living Systems, Florida International University, and Florida National University – VITAS Healthcare – United Way of Miami-Dade (List in formation).
The Latino Center on Aging was founded in 1991 to enhance the living conditions of Hispanic elderly through education and advocacy.  In South Florida the LCA has developed an intense activity during the past seven years by organizing a South Florida Advisory Board, a South Florida Hispanic Coalition for Aging and a weekly radio show on La Poderosa 670 AM.  In addition, the LCA has organized and implemented six conferences on Latinos and Alzheimer’s in Spanish, two of them in Miami Lakes and Pembroke Pines. 
For additional information on LCA and how to contribute, visit:
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