NAM original coverage and ethnic media articles on ethnic elders and policy in America. For more information on NAM's ethnic elder coverage, contact Paul Kleyman at pkleyman@newamericamedia.org.
For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers
 

For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers

Jackson Advocate/New America Media, News Feature, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jul 30, 2014

“Peaches” Ephram, 90, thrives on family, church and one of Mississippi’s better nursing homes with care most black elders don’t see. But change is on the way.

 

Immigration Reform: Renewing the Promise of America for All Families

 

Koream Journal, Commentary, Paul Y. Song M.D., Posted: Jul 29, 2014

Today’s fight for immigration reform belongs to all families, whether we trace our immigration history back 10 years or 100 years ago.

 

High Rents and Low Wages Trap Chinese Immigrants in SROs

 

KALW, News Feature, Melanie Young, Posted: Jul 20, 2014

Soaring rents and low wages in San Francisco block Chinese immigrants from moving out of single-room housing units.

 

How To Start Getting Fit For Life

 

Senior News/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Williams, Posted: Jul 19, 2014

Feeling sluggish, able to “pinch” your age by the inch? Dawn Williams tells how to get started revitalizing your health and renewing your energy at 50+.

 

Study: Pets a Prescription for Health, Happiness Among Elders

 

New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 16, 2014

UCLA researchers studying "best practices" for how to deliver holistic health care to seniors found pets were a big source of social support.

 

Homeward Bound: Caring for the Burgeoning Population of Older Adults

 

UC Newsroom, News Report, Anne Kavanagh, Posted: Jul 14, 2014

Every day, roughly 10,000 Americans turn 65. For many, a one-size-fits-all path to health care falls short.

 

Coordinated Care for Those Nearing Life’s End - But Does It Save Money?

 

KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Jun 26, 2014

Bob Martinez, 81--fed up with hospitals--entered a special Sutter Health pilot program through Obamacare to comfort him and his family in his final months.

 

Life's Journey: A Hospice Nurse's Frank Approach to Death

 

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette/New America Media , News Feature, Gary Rotstein , Posted: Jun 25, 2014

Former hospice nurse Joan Baldwin-Branch, faced with her own cancer, blogged openly about her “journey” to comfort family, friends and strangers.

 

Never Too Late—Getting Healthy With a Little Help From Your Friends

 

Senior News/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Williams, Posted: Jun 21, 2014

Over 50, 60 or more and having trouble getting moving? Studies show that exercise, including dance, can get you started at any age on the path to better health.

 

New State Program Enrolling 200,000 Medicare-MediCal Patients in L.A.

 

New America Media, Video, Steve Angeles & Odette Keeley, Story by Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 13, 2014

Cal MediConnect will fully start July 1 for 200,000 Los Angeles seniors and those with disabilities. Its promise of coordinated care raises key questions.

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