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.
GOP Health Bill—How We Got Into This Mess
 

GOP Health Bill—How We Got Into This Mess

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 21, 2017

Amid the scoreboard coverage of the GOP health bill, historians remind us of how the unique U.S. system became such an insurance-based mess.

 

New ‘Poor People’s’ Leader: Anti-Voter Laws Worse Than Russian Meddling

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Mary Claire Blakeman, Posted: Jun 12, 2017

Bolstered by new Supreme Court rulings, Rev. William Barber will head the Poor People’s Campaign to fight voter suppression laws and wider poverty issues.

 

THE BLESSING SCAM: A Con Returns to Haunt Chinese Community

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, April Xu, Posted: Jun 02, 2017

Elder Fraud is on the rise nationally. Especially ugly is the “blessings” scam. Crooks steal life savings from older women in Chinatowns nationwide.

 

THE BLESSING SCAM: The Ugly Fraud Haunting Older Chinese Women

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, April Xu, Posted: Jun 01, 2017

Elder fraud against Asian immigrants is on the rise. Particularly pernicious is the “blessings” scam, used to steal life savings from older women in Chinatowns nationwide.

 

Most Elders Want to Stay at Homes, But Is That What's Best?

 

Deseret News/New America Media , News Feature, Lois M. Collins, Posted: May 29, 2017

America’s 46 million seniors will nearly double by 2060, meaning the U.S. Most want to age at home, but the country needs more age-friendly options when that’s not possible.

 

Profile in Old Age: Family, Friends and Purpose Fend Off Isolation

 

Deseret News/New America Media , News Feature, Lois M. Collins, Posted: May 28, 2017

Two women from different walks of life, former Utah First Lady Norma Matheson and Betty Newbold, face old age living alone with their own kinds of social-supports.

 

The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Katy Read , Posted: May 18, 2017

Minnesotans who provide caregiving for loved ones may face real financial hardships of their own. Also, a new report hits California care facilities on worker abuse.

 

Challenges Loom for Growing Elderly Filipino American Population

 

Philippine News/New America Media , News Report, Neil Gonzalez , Posted: May 17, 2017

The population of Filipino and other Asian American elders will quadruple by 2050. Model programs exist, yet the U.S. is ill-equipped to serve its ethnic seniors.

 

Dementia, Poverty & Homelessness Intersect Leaving Black Elders’ Needs Unmet

 

Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Charlene Muhammad , Posted: May 12, 2017

Especially for black families, an elder’s dementia can run into the high costs of care leaving many in poverty and even homeless.

 

A Black Father and Son at the Intersection of Dementia, Poverty and Homelessness

 

Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: May 11, 2017

A USC expert on African American aging, Bryan Gaines got an unexpected master course in family caregiving when he had to help his estranged father, who had Alzheimer’s.

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