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
Aging Trans People Locked Out of U.S. Health Care System

Aging Trans People Locked Out of U.S. Health Care System

Newsweek/New America Media, News Feature, Liana Aghajanian , Posted: Nov 09, 2015

Besides Caitlyn Jenner, thousands of transgender elders like Michelle Evans still cope with stigma and discrimination of the health care system.


NYC’s Asian Boomers Lack Retirement Savings, News Report, Anthony Advincula , Posted: Oct 16, 2015

About 36 percent of Generation X-ers and Baby Boomers do not have retirement saving plans— either work-sponsored or personal accounts— at all.


Resident-on-Resident Abuse a Common Problem at Nursing Homes


Buffalo News/New America Media , News Report, Melinda Miller , Posted: Oct 08, 2015

Families seeking a nursing home for a relative worry about the food, medical care and staffing--but rarely about abuse by other residents, says a recent study.


Physician-Assisted Death Becomes Legal in California


Health Journalism, News Report, Liz Seegert , Posted: Oct 06, 2015

Gov. Jerry Brown signed California’s controversial End of Life Option Act, which permits physician-aided death for terminally ill patients.


‘Senior Villages’ Struggle with Call to Diversify


KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Oct 03, 2015

“Senior Villages” are neighborhood caring and sharing networks to help elders age at home. But some agency funding is requiring more diverse memberships.


Orange County Rolls Out CA Senior, Disability Care Pilot


New America Media, News Feature, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Sep 24, 2015

Orange County is the last to roll out California’s seven-county pilot project aimed at coordinating the care of Medicare and MediCal recipients.


Asking the Right Questions for Your End-of-Life Choices


Touching Lives/New America Media, News Feature, Paula Spencer Scott , Posted: Sep 16, 2015

As California Gov. Brown weighs signing the state’s aid-in-dying bill, aging America needs to understand our broader choices at life’s end. Here are key questions.


Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 01, 2015

Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs.


Meet The Yoga Teacher Who’s Helping Make the Heart of Bayview Stronger


New America Media, Question & Answer, Jenny Manrique , Posted: Aug 31, 2015

Luna believes yoga has helped to not only improve the health of his students and it has built strong friendships and fostered a sense of community.


As Senior Meals Go Ethnic, Health, Funding, Strict Rules on Menu With Bok Choi


Hyphen/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Wong Macabasco , Posted: Aug 28, 2015

Wonton Soup? Tacos? Serving ethnic elders familiar food might seem easy for senior meals programs to cook, but culturally appropriate offerings face challenges.

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