The Craig Fahle Show

Mexican Dinner Celebrates Latino Elders and Combats poverty

by: Martina Guzmán

January 7, 2013

Demographic data shows that the population of Latino Senior Citizens in the U-S will increase five-fold over the next several decades. This boom is creating unprecedented demands for providers of social, medical and nutritional programs. As a way of supporting the increased population of Latino seniors, a local non-profit organization decided to hold a dinner. In the first installment of our series on aging, WDET’s Martina Guzman reports.

The series was made possible by the MetLife Foundation Journalists in Aging Fellows Program, a project of New America Media and the Gerontological Society of America.