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.
Black LGBT Seniors Struggle with Double Discrimination
 

Black LGBT Seniors Struggle with Double Discrimination

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 20, 2014

In San Francisco, African American LGBT seniors face double discrimination from racism and ageism, a recent report shows.

 

LGBT Groups Working to End Seniors’ Isolation

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Feature, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 18, 2014

Discrimination and lack of family leave many LGBT seniors isolated and even suicidal. But New York and San Francisco are seeing changes.

Taking Care of Our Seniors

 

Hyphen Magazine, News Report, Posted: Apr 16, 2014

The largest generation in U.S. history is cruising into their golden years. Over the next twenty years, the number of folks in the U.S. aged 65 and older will double in size and climb to 20% of the population. These staggering numbers loom over national debates regarding the budget and healthcare as we tackle the issues raised by the aging of our parents and grandparents.

 

Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

 

Central City Extra/New America Media , News Analysis, Tom Carter, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

San Francisco is responding slowly to recommendations to improve the safety of its 500+ SRO hotels housing vulnerable elders and those with disabilities.

 

Experts Warn Sleepless Seniors Overusing Store Drugs, But Can Find Help

 

Senior News 50 & Better/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Williams , Posted: Apr 13, 2014

Can’t sleep? Studies warn seniors to visit their doctor before another trip to buy store sleep aids that can cause big health care headaches over time.

 

Un-Retiring? Here’s How To Connect With A Career Coach

 

Forbes/New America Media, News Feature, Kerry Hannon, Posted: Apr 12, 2014

If you’re 65-plus and want to rock on, not get in a rocker, what will you do next? Author Kerry Hannon has tips on how to find the best career coach for you.

 

LGBT Latino Seniors Face Housing Crunch, Isolation in San Francisco

 

New America Media, News Report, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Recent reports show many LGBT Latino seniors experience multiple layers of discrimination, housing limitations and can’t count on community support.

 

Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors

 

Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Science now enables those with HIV to survive--and many are aging isolated and depressed. Some are organizing for group support and better services.

 

Disability Advocate Speaks Out on New California Care Program

 

New America Media, Commentary, Pamela Hoye, Posted: Apr 08, 2014

As California moves low-income people into managed care plans, one disability advocate expresses hope for the new program—as well as concerns.

 

Senior Centers’ Casino Trips Help Drive Gambling Addiction

 

Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, Melinda Miller , Posted: Apr 07, 2014

As gambling addiction grows among seniors, researchers try catching up in a seeming race to stop the cash flow between casino ATMs and slot machines.

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