Golden Age AwardsParéntesis, Successful 28th Presentation of the Latino Center on Aging’s Golden Age Awards in South Florida

SADM #75 Nov/Dic 2017

LCA, Latino Center on Aging

On October 6, 2017, the Latino Center on Aging (LCA) held its Twenty-eighth gala event for the Golden Age Awards at the Coral Gables Country Club in Florida. The Golden Age Awards have been given since 1993.

This year’s South Florida Golden Age Award Recipients were: David Saltman, Marisel Losa, Néstor Plana, Lillian Rivera, Brendaly Rodríguez, Hon. Elaine Bloom, Hon. Esteban Bovo, and Beverly Sanders. The event was co-chaired by Josefina Carbonell from Independent Living Systems (ILS) and María Hidalgo from VITAS Healthcare.

“It is an honor and privilege having served as Co-chair with my colleague and friend, Maria Hidalgo,” said Carbonell, and added, “the Latino Center on Aging has compassionately demonstrated its commitment to our seniors.”  The master of ceremony was the well known radio host, Liliana Marin. The banquet was a festive and elegant affair that underscored the solidarity and compassion amongst those attending the gala.

The Golden Age Award was established in New York City in 1993 and is 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.

The Latino Center on Aging was established in 1991 to enhance the living conditions of Hispanic elderly through advocacy and community education.

The 28th Golden Age Awards Annual Gala was sponsored by Independent Living Systems (ILS), United Home Care, VITAS Healthcare, AARP Florida, Florida National University (FNU), and Plaza Health Network.

For more information on LCA’s activities and how to provide support, visit: or by calling (305) 647-1150.

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