For assistance, call


or 863-866-8174

The phone is staffed by part-time volunteers, so you may need to leave a message via voicemail–someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Mail: 934 South Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803

Office: 934 South Blvd, Lakeland, FL 33803



Executive Director:

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


Gail Bagley

Robert Baum, PhD

Jean Berkin

Charles Burdette, Resource Specialist

Barbara Cage

Andy Crossfield

Joe Echols, Treasurer

Glen Jones

Sharmalee Jones

Sandie McRory, President

Lanet Owen, Secretary

Amanda Porter

Teresa Reiter

Michelle Shiver, Vice President


Officers 2023  

Sandie McRory, President

Michelle Shiver, Vice President

Lanet Owen, Secretary

Joe Echols, Treasurer


Advisory Council

Danielle Clinton

Liz Craven

Amy Dubose

Dr. Fred Gifun

Georgiana Goodson

Robert Groover

Richard Isinghood

Nicole Ramer

Amanda Porter

Nicole Ramer

Charlotte Thomas


Dr Lamm PLaque

Tuesday, June 13, 2023, 9:00 AM

The Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center


Jody Streussnig

Alzheimer’s Association Program Manager

During her presentation she will discuss the prevalence and statics related to Alzheimer’s and dementia in Florida and Polk County specifically, caregiver statics, understanding the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia, warning signs, modifiable factors that may reduce your risk of developing the disease, helpline and online resources, volunteerism, and Walk to End Alzheimer’s.

Monthly Educational Meeting

This meeting will be held at the Rath office located at College Heights United Methodist Church, 934 South Boulevard, Lakeland, FL 33803.

We hope you’ll join us in person, but if you wish to join us via Zoom, here is the link:

 Rath is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Rath Monthly Meeting
Time: June 13, 2023, 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 816 6299 6197
Passcode:   958780

If you have any questions, please call or email our office, 863-688-8174.


4 thoughts on “CONTACT”

    • Hello and thank you for your interest.

      I have added you to our email list, and you will be notified whenever we announce a Rath event.

      Best wishes,

      Joe Echols, Rath Volunteer and IT Specialist

  1. Hello Rathsenior conNEXTions.

    My name is Gene Rosson, 93 yo, good health, active, fairly secure, married. Mostly isolated because old friends have “sailed over the bar”, retired engineer, not yet entirely senile,

    Would be interested in meeting other seniors for general interest in sciences, do it yourself projects, Sailing, woodworking, machine shop practices, lying about the size of fish I caught, and more. I am a math hobby geek who does math problems for fun. Only rarely will I discuss religion or politics.

    Do you have meet and greet sessions, pen pals, or something of that kind?

    Best regards


    • Hi Gene,

      Thanks for reaching out to the Rath Center. It is good to hear from you.

      Our primary function is to act as a referral agency, to direct seniors with problems/issues/questions to get the help they need. We also conduct a Senior Scholars class session twice a year, with various classes. I will add you to our email list, and you will get a notification for our next set of classes. If any of the classes interest you, that might be a good place to meet new folks, if

      We present an educational meeting each month, on the second Tuesday at 9:00 AM. The next one will be on October 10th, and the subject will be Open Season for Social Security, with 3 speakers with varying backgrounds.

      While we don’t have meet and greet sessions per say, the educational meetings might be a good place to meet new folks. in the mean time, feel free to call 863-220-7002, and talk to Charlie Burdette–he is our volunteer at that number, and has been with the Rath Center for a good while, and might be able to steer you in the direction you want to go.

      The Monthly Educational Meetings and the classes are held at our office rented at 934 South Blvd, Lakeland, FL (College Heights United Methodist Church).

      Thanks again, Gene, for reaching out to us, and hope to see you soon,

      Joe Echols, Rath Volunteer, Treasurer, Board member, and IT Specialist


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