Latino Elder Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM:
Centro Las Americas's Latino Elder Program serves as the last line of care and socialization for many low-income Latino elders ages 60 to 93, who reside in the city of Worcester. Over 130 seniors living across the city are served on a weekly basis by this program.
From recreation and socialization to health screenings, advocacy, consumer protection and case management, this program offers support to active and frail elders many of whom have no other caregivers involved in their lives.
Centro partners with Elder Services of Worcester, U-Mass Medical, Visiting Nurses, the Worcester Senior Center and other local providers to successfully deliver these critical services to this fast-growing segment of the Latino population in the city.
FUNDING AND SPONSORS:
Funding for this program is a compilation of Federal Title III Funds administered by the Central Mass Agency on Aging, The City of Worcester's Executive Office of Elder Affairs, The Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the St. Francis Home Health Care Foundation, and Evercare. Our Southbridge program projected to start on July 1, 2011 is fully funded by the town of Southbridge, through its Community Development Block Grant allocation.
VOLUNTEER & CONTACT INFO:
For more information, or to register for this program, please contact Stanley Piorun at: 508-798-1900 x 227.
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