Latino Geriatric Center to be cited as a national model

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July 19, 2007 – BizTimes Daily

The United Community Center’s recently opened Latino Geriatric Center Milwaukee will be highlighted in Miami next week at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) annual conference.
The conference is the largest gathering of its kind in the Hispanic community, serving as the meeting ground for more than 20,000 community organization leaders, activists, and volunteers; elected and appointed officials; all working to improve opportunities for Hispanic-Americans.
The United Community Center’s Latino Geriatric Center will be part of a featured presentation during a series of workshops covering topics from education to health. The center will be cited as a model approach for a workshop titled, “Models for Serving Elderly Latinos: Best Practices of Behavioral and Social Service Delivery and Research.”
The Latino Geriatric Center facility provides services to elderly individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias using the most advanced social and medical approaches. The center also supports primary physicians through outreach and education, while also offering services for caregivers and families including trainings and support groups.
The project involves collaborations from many local organizations and medical institutions, including the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, the Medical College of Wisconsin, the Alzheimer’s Association, Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter and the Center of Urban Initiatives and Research of University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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