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.
Suffering in Silence-Mental Health & Older Asian American Immigrants
 

Suffering in Silence-Mental Health & Older Asian American Immigrants

Asian Fortune/New America Media , News Feature, Jenny Chen , Posted: Mar 27, 2015

Older Immigrants from Asia come to the U.S. to help with their grandchildren. Many eventually face isolation and the cultural stigma of mental illness. But new programs offer help.

 

Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 24, 2015

Seniors told California lawmakers, “Listen to us” at a hearing on rising poverty among elders, straining their food, income, health and housing.

 

Vulnerable Latino Elders Face Shortage of Geriatric Health Professionals

 

Mundo Hispánico/New America Media , News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet, Posted: Mar 15, 2015

Adbonias Bonilla’s stroke brought his life to a standstill. With few doctors trained in elder care, seniors like him face an uncertain future--in any language.

 

¿Quién se encargará de cuidar la salud de los ancianos?

 

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet, Posted: Mar 15, 2015

Cuando Abdonias Bonilla sufrió un derrame cerebral su vida se paralizó, literalmente.

 

American Samoans Demand Right to Vote

 

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Michael Lozano, Posted: Mar 13, 2015

A case now before the US Court of Appeals could determine whether American Samoans are granted the right to vote.

 

'Age of Dignity' Author, Caregivers Call for Home-Worker & Immigrant Rights

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 09, 2015

Author and MacArthur “genius” Ai-Jen Poo joined eldercare workers to call for job rights and immigration reform as they serve a fast-aging U.S. population.

 

LA’s Korean “Well-Dying” Program Counters End-of-Life Planning Taboo

 

Korea Daily/New America Media , News Feature, Nicole Chang, Posted: Mar 06, 2015

The “Well-Dying” program advance-care planning in Los Angeles is helping Korean elders challenge their culture’s taboo on discussing death.

 

Stanford Program Helps Vietnamese RN Realize His Eldercare “Calling”

 

Nguoi Viet/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

At 28, Vietnamese immigrant Chi Mai, RN, took Stanford’s online course in successful aging and helped seniors better plan their end-of-life care.

 

Khi người trẻ Việt giúp cao niên Việt lo ngày cuối đời

 

Người Việt/New America Media, News Feature, Andrew Lam, Posted: Feb 28, 2015

Y tá Chí Mai, 28 tuổi, là người đầu tiên tham gia chương trình của Đại Học Y Dược Stanford với đề án hướng dẫn các vị cao niên Việt hiểu thêm về vấn đề lên kế hoạch trước cho sự chăm sóc y tế trong những ngày cuối đời, một vấn đề mà người Việt Nam tại Mỹ ít quan tâm.

 

For a Few Lucky Seniors, Happy Endings in Living Situations

 

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Low and middle-income elders have few safe housing-and-health care options, but some are benefiting from service-rich programs that should be expanded.

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