This past October and November, 17 Latino adults (including 12 seniors) participated in a four day training on Living Well With Chronic Conditions, in Spanish, presented by the Milwaukee Latino Health Council and sponsored in part by a Leck Grant from Dane County’s Area Agency on Aging. The training was held at the Catholic Multicultural Center on Beld St. The Latino seniors, most of whom have never facilitated a group before, did a wonderful job during the interactive parts of the training. Many of the Latino seniors displayed facilitation skills that they did not realize they possessed when the training began.
Beginning in 2011 these seniors will co-facilitate a new Latino Diabetes Support group with
Yolanda Salazar, NESCO’s Cultural Diversity Program Specialist. The support group will meet on a quarterly basis.