FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ms. Bobbie Outerino
April 4, 2017
INAUGURATION OF NEW SENIOR CENTER IN EAST KENDALL
The inauguration of a new senior center for East Kendall to Assist
low-income and socially isolated seniors.
Miami, Florida April 4, 2017 - This coming Friday, April 7, 2017, starting at 11:00 am at 6800 SW 117th Avenue, in Miami, FL, Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers of Dade county, Inc. ("LHANC") will have the inauguration of "The Violeta Dueñas Monte Senior Center and Adult Day Care". This has been a project long in the making and thanks to the leadership of Senator Anitere Flores, and her concern for our seniors, Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers was able to secure $2,700,000 from the state of Florida in order to make this center a reality.
In addition to Senator Flores’s commitment to this project, LHANC was also able to obtain $500,000 from Miami-Dade County through the efforts of Commissioner Javier D. Souto.
The Violeta Dueñas Monte Center will serve to relocate those seniors presently at the Mildred Pepper Senior Center. This will relieve the overcrowding at the former Milder Pepper Senior Center and allow additional seniors from the area to receive the services offered by LHANC. The new center will also consist of an adult day care center to house an estimated 100 frail, elderly individuals as well as 150 socially isolated seniors from the area.
Seniors who attend the center will be offered, transportation to and from the center, arts and crafts, dominoes, bingo, exercise instructions, and preventive health and nutrition services at no cost to them, in a modern facility built specifically with the needs of our seniors in mind.
“Without the assistance of Commissioner Souto, the entire Miami-Dade County legislative delegation, and Senator Flores’s tenacity, this center would not be a reality for the seniors of East Kendall and for that we are truly grateful” said Ramon Perez-Dorrbecker, President and CEO of Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc. “Their commitment to the seniors of our community has allowed Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers the opportunity to continue to stay true to its purpose of providing quality services in a safe, and friendly environment for the frail elderly of Miami-Dade County”.
The Violeta Dueñas Monte Senior Center and Adult Day Care is one of two new facilities being opened by LHANC in 2017, and its second newest facility opening in the last 5 years.
For additional information please contact Ms. Bobbie Outerino at 305.310.3923.
America TeVe - 4/7/17
Inauguration of "The Violeta Dueñas Monte Senior Center and Adult Day Care" in West Kendall - 6800 SW 117th Ave., Miami, FL
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ms. Bobbie Outerino
July 7, 2017
RAMON PEREZ-DORRBECKER TO RETIRE FROM
LITTLE HAVANA ACTIVITIES & NUTRITION CENTERS OF DADE COUNTY
AFTER 44 YEARS – 16 YEARS AS CEO
NEW CEO, CFO & DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS ANNOUNCED
Miami, Florida – July 7, 2017 - After 44 years working devotedly for the company and 16 years as the CEO for Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc. (“LHANC”), Mr. Ramon Dorrbecker retired on June 30th.
Mr. Perez-Dorrbecker joined LHANC in 1973. During his time at LHANC he was responsible for many roles, leading to being named CEO in 2001. During his tenure, he saw 16 senior centers come to be and his most recent accomplishment was the opening of the newest center Violeta Duenas Monte in East Kendall.
“After many years of being with the company, it is time I retire, to spend time with my wife and family. Although I will miss my Little Havana family and will never forget you.” -- Ramon Perez-Dorrbecker.
Mr. Perez-Dorrbecker worked dedicatedly and sincerely for a long-term and contributed to our company’s success in many ways.
Although he will be missed, he now deserves time for family, friends and personal interests.
A farewell was held on July 5, 2017, at our LHANC corporate office in Little Havana. Family and coworkers were all present to celebrate this joyous event.
On behalf of the whole staff, we wish him a happy future.
Rafael Iglesias, CPA has been appointed to President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc. (“LHANC”), commencing July 1, 2017. Mr. Iglesias has served as CFO of LHANC for over 22 years.
Nicole Alvarez, CPA has been appointed to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Little Havana Activities & Nutrition Centers of Dade County, Inc. (“LHANC”). Ms. Alvarez will lead our Accounting Department and oversee a staff of eight. Ms. Alvarez has been working in the accounting field since 2010, got her Master’s in 2011 and her CPA in 2014. Most recently Ms. Alvarez was in the Internal Audit Department at ILG.
Betty Ruano has been appointed to Director, Operations & Human Resources. As a dedicated employee serving in various positions within the company for 22 years, and the right had to Mr. Perez-Dorrbecker for the last 16 years, Ms. Ruano will now lead the company’s Operations & Human Resources divisions, alongside our newly appointed CEO.
For additional information please contact:
Bobbie Outerino, Director of Marketing & Public Relations, 305.310.3923, bouterino@Lhanc.org, www.Lhanc.org.
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