Miami, FL – The Latino Center on Aging (LCA) celebrated its Thirty-Fourth Golden Age Awards presentation on October 8th at the Sheraton Miami Airport Hotel where eleven Distinguished Leaders Received LCA’s Prestigious Award.
The 2022 Golden Age Award recipients were: Public Service Award – Miami-Dade Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava; Humanitarian Award – David Lawrence Jr., Author; Community Advocate Award – Laura Morilla, Miami-Dade Office of Community Advocacy; Corporate Social Responsibility Award – Caraline Coats, SF Medicare Regional President, Humana; Academic Excellence Award.
Dr. Margaret Pericak-Vance, Director, John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics, University of Miami; Champion for Seniors Award – Florida Community Care & Florida Complete Care; Community Leadership Award – Dr. Marlow Hernández, CEO, Cano Health; Community Service Award – Armando Riera, President, National Organization of Hispanic Nurses. Effective Leadership Award – Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez, Esq., Marile & Jorge Luis Lopez Family Foundation; and Corporate Award – Lupe Bruneman, Regional Manager, Advocate Health Advisors.
The Hon. Josefina Carbonell from Independent Living Systems (ILS) and María Hidalgo from VITAS Healthcare were the event’s Co-Chairs. Event’s brilliant vEmcees were Jessica Vallejo, NBC 6 – News Personality, and Martha Bueno, Leader of People 4Cuba. The Banquet was an eventful black tie affair which received excellent reviews from all the attendees.
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 was sponsored by Independent Living Systems, Humana, Florida PACE Centers, Advocate Health Advisors, Hussman Institute-University of Miami, Leon Medical Centers, Advocate Health, Doral Family Journal, VITAS Healthcare, Sierra Medical Center, and Marilé & Jorge Luis Lopez Foundation.
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 ten 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 two national and seven local conferences on Latinos and Alzheimer’s in Spanish, six of them in Miami Lakes, Pembroke Pines, and Hallandale Beach.
For additional information on LCA and how to contribute, visit: www.gerolatino.org/premios