The combination of stress and the physical demands of caregiving over an extended period of time puts caregivers at risk for significant health problems regardless of age, sex, race or ethnicity. Yanira Cruz, a respected authority on caregiving among diverse populations, will provide insight on the unique needs of caregivers and give practical tips on how families and the broader community can support those caring for a loved one.
October 17, 2018
Registration and Hors d’oeuvres: 5:30 p.m.
Presentation: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803
Yanira Cruz is a respected authority on issues associated with the elderly, aging and caregiving among diverse populations. She focuses on providing a Hispanic perspective on public health to increase understanding of the needs impacting vulnerable sectors of our communities.
Cruz serves as president and CEO of the National Hispanic Council, is part of the Board of Directors for Justice in Aging and is a member of the Leaders of Aging Organizations. She is a founding member of the Diverse Elders Coalition and was named one of the top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue. Cruz received a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University, where she also earned a master’s degree in public health and a doctorate in public health with a specialty in global health.