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.
Choua Thao: Female Hmong Veteran Reflects on Secret War
 

Choua Thao: Female Hmong Veteran Reflects on Secret War

New America Media, Video, Kyle Moua, Posted: Apr 30, 2015

When she turned 13, she was recruited by the International Volunteer Service to join a nursing program.

 

Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors Released--But Denied Social Security

 

NorthStar News Today/New America Media, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Apr 21, 2015

Chicago’s agreement to pay once-tortured, wrongly convicted black men $5.5 million, still leaves them with no Social Security retirement income.

 

Latino Families Find Eldercare A Tough But Beautiful Mission

 

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media, News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet , Posted: Apr 20, 2015

Over 8 million Latinos in the U.S. take care of family elders without any compensation, generating enormous stress and economic loss.

 

Misión “dura, pero linda”

 

Mundo Hispanico/New America Media , News Feature, Melody Miranda Aulet , Posted: Apr 20, 2015

Desde hace 10 años Gloria Frías tiene un trabajo a tiempo completo, pero no recibe ni un centavo de recompensa por su esfuerzo.

 

Language, Culture Prevent Chinese Seniors From Accessing Health Services

 

World Journal/New America Media , News Feature, Richard Lee, Posted: Apr 14, 2015

A study found Chinese seniors aware of heart risks, but most avoid U.S. medicine, deterred by language and cultural barriers. One answer: more Chinese doctors.

 

America's Family Caregivers Need Assistance

 

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media , News Analysis, Chris Farrell , Posted: Apr 11, 2015

Family caregivers in the U.S. contribute $522 BILLION in unpaid eldercare that is growing and ignored in our broken long-term care system. That’s got to change.

 

GENTRIFIED: Oakland’s Chinatown Seniors Hope to Age in Place

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 06, 2015

In Oakland’s Chinatown affordable housing is increasingly hard to find. As seniors live longer, “we still can’t catch up” to their need, says one expert.

 

GENTRIFIED: Nonprofits Help Keep Roofs Over Oakland Elders’ Heads

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Analysis, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 05, 2015

Like many lower-income retirees in urban areas experiencing technology booms, Oakland seniors are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

 

GENTRIFIED: Homelessness Growing for Oakland Seniors

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Analysis, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 04, 2015

Part 3: Homelessness is growing for Oakland’s elders thanks to skyrocketing rents, years of wage stagnation, defunding of affordable housing and other factors.

 

GENTRIFIED: Affordable Housing Unaffordable’ for Many Low-Income Oakland Seniors

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 03, 2015

Part 2: Like many lower-income retirees in urban areas experiencing technology booms, Oakland seniors are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

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