WELCOME TO THE RATH SENIOR CENTER

IMPORTANT COVID-19 VACCINE INFORMATION:

4/22/2021

Per the Polk County, Florida, Health Department website: “The Florida Department of Health in Polk County, in partnership with Polk County Board of County Commissioners, will be closing Polk County’s COVID-19 vaccine portal on Sunday, April 18th at 11:59 p.m.”

For more information on alternatives and links, visit our Post on COVID-19 VACCINE APPOINTMENT INFORMATION HERE


What is the Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center?

The Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, free service, also known as The Coalition on Aging Transitions and Technology Inc. The mission of the Rath ConNEXTions Center is to “provide seniors 50+ with education, resources, services, advocacy, and leadership, enabling them to age with independence and dignity.”

This mission is realized through Senior Scholars education programs, referrals to agencies providing assistance and resources, and support groups.  Ongoing seminars and meetings provide current information and research related to healthcare, social services, housing, transportation, and mental health.

    

REFERRAL HUB

As you face the multi-faceted challenges of aging, know that help is often just a phone call away.  There are many valuable resources-often free-here in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee Counties.  Let the Rath ConNEXTions Center help direct you to the resources that are right for you.

If you need assistance, call 863-220-7002

OUR BEGINNINGS – ONE MAN’S VISION

Two Seniors, surrounded by protective hands

This innovative center is the vision of Alfred Rath and the Coalition on Aging Think Tank (CATT), and later changed to the Coalition on Aging Transitions and Technology, Inc.  CATT, a grassroots organization that first proposed a need for coordinated aging services in the community, was started in 1997 and received 501 (3) (c) Non Profit status effective 2011. 

Alfred Rath

Alfred Rath

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, the Rath Center, once a vision, became a reality in 2003 and currently serves as a model center in Florida.

THE GOAL OF THIS WEBSITE

The goal of our website is to add one more tool to provide seniors, their family/friends, and their caregivers’ additional resources for their care.

Feel free to leave questions or messages at the phone number or email below, and we will be more than happy to help you.

All the best,

Rosemarie S. Lamm, Ph.D., A.R.N.P., Executive Director

The Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center

118 West Lemon Street

Lakeland, FL  33815

863-220-7002

www.facebook.com/RathSeniorCenter

www.therathcenter.org


 

If you are not receiving our monthly meeting notice, please contact Andy Crossfield at usandy@aol.com for the appropriate meeting ID and password/ phone number to join the meeting.  Use “Request Zoom password for Rath Center meeting” in the subject line.



RATH CENTER BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Executive Director

Rosemarie S. Lamm, Ph.D., A.R.N.P.

Executive Board Members

Andy Crossfield, President

Sandie McRory, 1st Vice President

Jean Berken, Secretary

Gail Bagley, Treasurer

 

Emeritus

Patricia Boyce

Directors

 Charles B. Burdette, Resource Specialist

 Barbara Cage

Joe Echols, Information and Technology Specialist

T. L. Johnson

Glenn Jones

Sylvia Leddy

Lanet Owen

Laura Perez

Sherry Reader

 

Advisory Board

Kent Bristol

Lisa Buice

Liz Craven

Amy Dubose

Georgiana Goodson

Lynn Grady

Robert Groover

MaryLee Hollis

Dr. Ed Lamm

Armand Rapetti

Stephanie Rapetti

Theresa Reiter

Charlotte Thomas

 

12 thoughts on “WELCOME TO THE RATH SENIOR CENTER”

    • Thank you, you have been added to our email list. You will receive emails for our Zoom General Meetings, and when in-person gatherings are safe again, emails for General Meetings in-person and Senior Scholar class information.

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

      Reply
    • Hello MS Tilley,

      Thank you for leaving a comment. I have added you to our email lists, and you will be provide with updates to our programs and others’ also.
      If you have a specific question or are in need of assistance, you may call 963-220-7702. Our phone is staffed by volunteers, so if you don’t get an answer, please leave a message, and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We will be happy to assist you in whatever way we can.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

      Reply
    • I added you our email list as you requested. You will receive information as it is updated. Thank you for your interest.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

      Reply
    • Thank you for your interest in the Rath Senior Center. You have been added to our email list, and you will receive updates as information becomes available.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols
      Rath Volunteer

      Reply

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