This innovative center is the vision of Alfred Rath and the Coalition on Aging Think Tank (CATT), a "grassroots" organization, which first proposed a need for coordinated aging services in the community. Dr. Rosemarie S. Lamm directed and determined the needs of the aging population. As a result of the research conducted and through the generous support of grants from USF, West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging, Polk County Elderly Services, Bartow Community Healthcare Foundation and the Research Retirement Foundation, the Rath Center, once a vision, became a reality and currently serves as the only center of its kind in Florida.

Board of Directors

  • Patricia Boyce
  • Charlie Burdette
  • Timothy Darby
  • Amy Dubose
  • Grace Hardy
  • Marylee Hollis
  • Glenn Jones
  • Dr. Rosemarie Lamm
  • Cherie Simmers
  • Ginny Wolfe
  • Glory Stern
  • Liz Craven
  • Brad Beatty
  • Gail Bagley
  • Dr. Lynn Grady

Contact Us

The CATT-Rath Center at LVIM

Lakeland Volunteers in Medicine
1021 Lakeland Hills Blvd.
Lakeland, FL

(863) 937-8023