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.
AGING IN THE FIELDS: No Alternative But to Keep Working
 

AGING IN THE FIELDS: No Alternative But to Keep Working

Capital & Main/New America Media , News Feature, David Bacon, Posted: May 30, 2016

Like thousands of undocumented farmworkers, Anastasia Flores has aged faster than her 56 years. They pay Social Security, but can’t get its benefits in old age.

 

Life Interrupted: African American Seniors Surviving the Housing Crisis

 

Inland Valley News/New America Media , News Report, Sheri Stuart, Posted: May 28, 2016

Among African Americans and Latinos devastated by the Housing crisis, elders have had the hardest time recovering. Good programs are helping--but seniors must be cautious.

 

Buddha Comes to the Hospital: What’s the Sound of One Patient Meditating?

 

NPR’s Here & Now/New America Media , News Feature, Karen Michel, Posted: May 27, 2016

As aging baby boomers increasingly adopt Buddhism, there’s more need for Buddhist hospital chaplains to bring peacefulness to the suffering. But there’s a shortage of them in the U.S.

 

New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 25, 2016

Voter-ID laws in some states are blocking lower-income minority and naturalized citizens--along with many elders--from their right to vote.

 

‘Daze of Justice’ Explores Cambodia’s Trauma of Silence

 

New America Media, Commentary, Andrew Lam, Posted: May 17, 2016

A new documentary by San Francisco filmmaker Mike Siv looks at the lasting legacy of Cambodia's genocide and the silence that surrounds victims and perpetrators.

 

Caregivers Face Crushing Demands, But Help Isn’t Far

 

Dallas Morning News/New America Media , News Report, Hanah Cho, Posted: May 12, 2016

Texas caregivers overwhelmed by severe illness, like Alzheimer’s, have found relief in respite-care programs.

 

For Black Men, Not Just Barbershop Chats, But a Therapeutic Experience

 

Northstar News Today, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: May 05, 2016

“At BlackBoard Chicago, we don’t do barbershop,” said an administrator. But black men find a safe place for dialogue, sharing and renewal.

 

Chicago Senior Services Help Latino Elders Face Isolation, Depression

 

La Raza/New America Media, News Report, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 04, 2016

Social isolation can be worse than smoking and hypertension, experts say. Read the stories of two Latina elders in Chicago living alone with some help from senior services.

 

Latino Elders Increasingly Alone and Isolated in Chicago

 

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

The aging of Chicago , like that of the U.S., is leaving many elders alone and often socially isolated. Researchers say that’s especially difficult for older Latinos.

 

Latinos de la tercera edad en Chicago enfrentan la soledad

 

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

Muchos ancianos dicen que no quieren ser una ‘carga’ por lo que terminan viviendo solos, sin visitas ni gran apoyo.

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