Making Technology Work for Elders in the New Longevity Economy

Making Technology Work for Elders in the New Longevity Economy

New America Media/WBAI, News Report, Liz Seegert, Posted: Dec 10, 2014

New gizmos from tech startups offer us more independence as we age, but researchers stress that ethnic diversity also raises cost and cultural concerns.


Exodus From 'The Jungle'


Silicon Valley DeBug, Photo Essay, Various Authors, Posted: Dec 09, 2014

A creekbed in East San Jose that for decades has served as a homeless encampment for hundreds of San Jose residents was razed by the city.


No ‘Executive Action’ for Environmental Migrants


New America Media, News Report, Jenny Manrique, Posted: Dec 06, 2014

Global migration experts say the number of cross-border “environmental migrants” is certain to grow, with little to no legal framework for absorbing them.


‘Glad to be in California’ - Health Fair Gets Sacramento Residents Covered


New America Media, Video, Anna Challet, Posted: Dec 05, 2014

Over a thousand visitors spent a recent Saturday at a WE Connect Health Care Enrollment and Resource Fair at Sacramento Charter High School.


Life in America: Hazardous to Immigrants’ Health?


UC Newsroom, News Report, Dan Gordon, Posted: Dec 03, 2014

A substantial body of evidence suggests that for newly arrived immigrants, life in the United States can be hazardous to their well-being.


For Dual Eligibles, Health Care Enrollment Starts With Blue Envelope


New America Media, News Report, Aruna Lee, Posted: Dec 01, 2014

In January, Santa Clara will launch Cal Mediconnect, a new program combining the benefits of Medicare and Medi-Cal into one coordinated program.


Online Classes Help Families Globally Cope With Alzheimer’s Stress


New America Media, News Feature, Rong Xiaoqing, Posted: Nov 25, 2014

Family stress is rising as the aging global population is bringing more Alzheimer’s cases. One solution, say experts, is in online courses for caregivers.


'Goliath' Takes a Beating in Richmond Despite Low Turnout


Richmond Pulse, News Report, Posted: Nov 10, 2014

Young voters in Richmond, CA. offer up what they'll remember most about this latest election, including the trouncing of Chevron's multi-million dollar campaign.


Study Puts Dollar Amount on Cost of Smoking in California


New America Media, News Report, Julian Do and Peter Schurmann, Posted: Nov 05, 2014

A new study from the UC San Francisco shows the costs to California of smoking top $18 billion.


Q&A: Will Congress Save Health Insurance Program for Low-Income Kids?


New America Media, Question & Answer, Anna Challet, Posted: Oct 25, 2014

Unless Congress acts, federal funding for a program that provides health coverage for children in low-income families will end next year.

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