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The Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center Organization

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Organization Names

Coalition on Aging, Transitions and Technology, Inc. (CATT)
The Rath Center
Rath Senior ConNEXTions Center

Office Mailing Address 118 West Lemon Street, Lakeland, FL 33815

Office Physical Location 210 West Lemon Street, Lakeland, FL 33815

Telephone Number 863-220-7002

Email Address RathSrConnextions@gmail.com

General Meeting Dates: 9:00 a.m. Second Tuesday of Each month, except July

Board Meeting Dates: 10:00 a.m. or immediately following General Meeting

Facebook Rath Senior Connextions and Education Center
Website www.TheRathCenter.org

State of Florida Articles of Incorporation Filed May 6, 2011

Tax Exempt Organization Section 501(c)(3) of IRS Code

Founder:  Alfred Rath

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

Our Mission:  To provide seniors 50+ with education, resources, services, advocacy and leadership, enabling them to age with independence and dignity


Our Programs • Monthly Educational Meetings
• Senior Scholars Education Classes
• Annual Educational Senior Summit
• Collaboration with community groups
• Evaluations and Referrals for Seniors
• Support Groups
• S.O.U.L – Senior Organizations United Locally
• SHINE – Medicare and other health insurance Information

Our History:   The CATT was Alfred Rath’s vision, a grassroots organization, which first proposed a need for coordinated aging services in the community. Dr. Lamm directed and determined the needs of the aging population. With support of the Rath Foundation and grants, once a vision, Rath has become a reality.

Our Team:   Dr. Lamm, as Executive Director, and a Board of Directors volunteer together to fulfill our mission.
Revised 05/06/2021


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.

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