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Chinese Elders Find California’s Low-Income Care Plan Promising, But Confusing

Chinese Elders Find California’s Low-Income Care Plan Promising, But Confusing

World Journal/New America Media, News Feature, Richard Lee, Posted: Jan 31, 2015

Zonghu Wong Lee, 94, must decide whether to join a new California plan promising to coordinate her care, but she and others find the program confusing.


Japanese American Seniors Write Letters to the Future


Nichi Bei Weekly/New America Media, News Feature, Tomo Hirai, Posted: Jan 29, 2015

A California gerontologist learned cultural lessons while teaching Japanese American elders to write “legacy” letters on their values and ideas to family and friends.


Low-Income Koreans Confused on New California Care Plan


Korea Times/New America Media , News Feature, Kwang Hee Lee, Posted: Jan 25, 2015

Low-income elders like Young Soon Kim, 75, of San Jose, must decide whether to join a new California health plan with good benefits, but important trade-offs.


Doctor With Parkinson’s Fights Latino Culture’s Silence, Denial and Isolation


HuffPost Voces/New America Media , News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: Jan 24, 2015

Neurologist María de León, MD, is not only an expert on Parkinson’s, but also has the disease. She founded the group Defeat Parkinson’s to help Latinos in particular.


Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate


New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

President Obama’s State-of-the-Union plan would help workers start 401(k)s. But experts say he should also act to make Social Security taxes more equitable.


Parkinson’s, Pesticides and Poverty--The Dilemma of Latino Denial


HuffPost Voces/New America Media , News Feature, Yolanda González Gómez , Posted: Jan 22, 2015

Latinos have among the highest levels of Parkinson’s disease due to pesticides, poverty, culture and other factors. Experts say they can control its effects by keeping moving.


A Small Business Solution to Shrinking Workforce--Hire Seniors


Yahoo Small Business/New America Media , News Feature, Mark Taylor , Posted: Jan 18, 2015

As competition heats up for reliable, experienced workers small businesses should stop ignoring one source of potential employees--older Americans.

Governor’s proposed budget called 'a gift' to adult education


EdSource, News Report, Susan Frey, Posted: Jan 16, 2015

The governor’s proposed budget, unveiled last week, allocates $500 million for an Adult Education Block Grant, with a provision that existing K-12 adult ed programs be funded for another year.


Irish Doctor’s Wisdom on the Art of Aging


Irish Echo/New America Media , News Feature, Peter McDermott , Posted: Jan 15, 2015

Late art by Matisse, or “Mr. Turner” show age isn’t just a period of loss and decline, but of “optimal aging” with the resilience we need to honor in elders.


Villages Offer Services and Community for Bay Area Seniors


KALW-FM/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Jan 12, 2015

Seniors are banding together in nonprofit “villages” to help pay for shared services, such as transportation, meal delivery or social activities.

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