Aging, Race and the Trump Election Impact

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While attending the recent national conference on aging in New Orleans, reporter Charlene Muhammed devoted her program “Uprising (the Freedom Now Edition)” on KPFK and other Pacifica Radio affiliates to what experts had to say about the stresses of family caregiving for African American and other ethnic elders and the challenges ahead under the Trump administration for those reliant on Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Included are Social Security Works author and co-founder Eric Kingson; Rita Choula, senior adviser to the AARP Public Policy Institute; Toni Miles, MD, director of the University of Georgia Institute of Aging; and Robyn I. Stone, a former head of the U.S. Administration on Aging and executive director, LeadingAge Center for Applied Research.

Muhammed attended the conference through the Journalists in Aging Fellows program, a collaboration between New America Media and the Gerontological Society of America, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.