As the only senior center catered specifically for Latinos over the age of 60, our Centro de Oro (Gold Center) serves as an educational center and a “home away from home” for seniors.
They receive delicious and nutritional breakfast and lunch approved by the Monroe County Office for the Aging and can receive transportation from Medical Motors Services if they qualify.
All staff is bilingual and bicultural in English and Spanish. Avoiding isolation, learning how to combat stress and depression through education, lectures, informational presentations and health speakers have served as great tools in promoting wellness at our center.
Ibero staff help coordinate not just medical mental health and substance abuse services, but also the social service needs of the individual.
Once a month a social worker is on site to assist with medical appointments and referrals for doctors, health homes, nursing homes, housing applications, DHS, SNAP and other community resources. The senior center is always enlivened by Hispanic music, with opportunities for fitness, dance, arts and crafts, games, book discussions, birthday and holiday celebrations and more. Programs also include outings to discover new places in the Rochester area. In addition, a mobile farmers market visits our site year round, ensuring seniors to have access to fresh produce. It gives them an opportunity to eat healthier and live longer.
Centro de Oro is a place where aging is honored. Whether it’s an introverted or extroverted individual or whether they are 60 or 90 years old, they all belong and friendships are nurtured.