Como parte de las actividades del Dia internacional de las Personas de Edad promocionado por la Organizacion Mundial de la Salud, el Consulado de Mexico en Kansas City, organizo un evento para felicitar y demostrar a nuestros adultos mayores lo importante que son. En este evento ofrecimos nuestros servicios, como Presion Arterial, Glucosa e Indice de Masa Corporal, para todos los asistentes, ademas de examenes para evaluar la destreza mental de estos.
En este evento tambien hubo una presentacion sobre enfermedad de alzheimer por el Dr. Eric D. Vidoni, PT,PhD, a la cual los asistentes prestaron mucho interes.
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Juntos Center for Advancing Latino Health (www.juntosks.org)
4125 Rainbow Blvd. Suite 100
Kansas City, KS 66160
Arturo Ponce, Coordinator of Ventanilla de Salud (Mobile Health Window) in SW Kansas, was recognized for his years of work and success in helping the Latino and Mexican communities throughout South West Kansas region. He is also a food engineer, has led initiatives in the defense and dissemination of labor rights for the meat sector workers in the same region.
The Ventanillas de Salud (VDS)” is a bi-national program created by JUNTOS Center for advancing for Latino Health as a part of the Preventive Medicine Department of the Medical Center and the Mexican government over a decade ago to support the health needs of its citizens abroad. Mr. Ponce also collaborates as an ACA Navigator with the United Methodist Mexican American Ministries.
The Ohtli Award was conceived to recognize and honor Mexican, Mexican-American or Latino leaders whose efforts have contributed significantly to the wellbeing, prosperity and empowerment of Mexican communities abroad. Ohtli is a náhuatl word that means “pathway”, or camino in Spanish.
The Institute for Mexicans Abroad, part of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, annually grants the Ohtli Award, which consists of a medal, a silver rosette, and a diploma. This acknowledgment honors people who have dedicated most of their lives and career to “blazing a trail” abroad for younger generations of Mexicans and Mexican-Americans as they strive to achieve their dreams.
This Award is one of the highest and very limited distinctions given by the Government of Mexico to distinguished individuals of Mexican or Latino origin.
The Consulate of Mexico in Kansas City held this ceremony on May 7th, 2015 at the KCP&L Corporate Headquarters Energy Center.
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