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.
A Lowrider's Final Ride--A Brave East LA Father Enters Hospice
 

A Lowrider's Final Ride--A Brave East LA Father Enters Hospice

EGP/New America Media , News Feature, Nancy Martinez , Posted: Oct 31, 2014

An acute problem among Latinos, shows a 2012 California State Hospice Data Report, is they are less likely than other ethnic groups to discuss the end of life issues.

 

Knowing Is Always Better: Why Latinos Need to Talk About Death

 

EGP/New America Media , News Feature, Nancy Martinez , Posted: Oct 29, 2014

Although research shows that few Latinos prepare for death, one East Los Angeles man and his family faced his end with a courageous lesson for all.

 

Feds Kill Funds for ‘Most Successful’ Senior Housing Program

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Andre F. Shashaty , Posted: Oct 24, 2014

Experts call Sec. 202 housing the “most successful” program for low-income seniors, but the White House stopped asking Congress for funds.

 

Palliative Care Means Dignity for Ethiopian American Elders

 

The Immigrant Magazine/New America Media , News Feature, Julian Do, Posted: Oct 18, 2014

Dying in America is new to many Ethiopian elders and their families, but palliative care programs can make the experience less burdensome.

 

Palliative Care: How Chinese Americans Find Comfort at Death’s Door

 

American Commercial News/New America Media, News Feature, Geoff Chin, Posted: Oct 14, 2014

Chinese Americans are learning not to avoid the taboo topic of death, but to take charge of their end-of-life decisions for their peace of mind.

 

Teen Girls Learn to Create Assisted Living Website at Summer Business Camp

 

Next Avenue/New America Media , News Feature, Elizabeth Isele , Posted: Oct 12, 2014

Inés, Molly and Sofia teamed up at last summer’s Entrepreneurs in Training camp to design an assisted-living website that might help their grandparents.

 

More Chinese American Elders Stating Their End-of-Life Wishes

 

Chinese Daily News-World Journal/New America Media , News Report, Stephanie Wu, Posted: Oct 09, 2014

Although two-thirds of Asians would rather die at home, only one-third don't die in institutions. Palliative care programs can help ensure the system honors their wishes.

 

CA Program May Simplify Healthcare Paperwork for Low-Income Patients

 

El Tecolote/New America Media , News Report, María Antonieta Mejía , Posted: Sep 28, 2014

Many California low-income seniors and people with disabilities may find a new program can help them cut through Medicare and Medi-Cal paperwork.

 

Minnesotans Show How to Create ‘Dementia-Friendly’ Communities

 

Park Bugle/New America Media, News Report, Warren Wolfe, Posted: Sep 27, 2014

Over 40 states have plans for the growing senior population with Alzheimer’s. Minnesotans want their communities to be safe and “dementia friendly.”

Teen Invents Device to Help Keep Wandering Alzheimer’s Patients Safe

 

Audrey Magazine, News Report, Posted: Sep 17, 2014

Kenneth Shinozuka is only15-years-old, but he already has a goal in life: He aims to discover a cure for Alzheimer’s Disease. Until that day comes, it seems that Shinozuka spends his time trying to find ways to make things just a little easier for patients with Alzheimer’s as well as those who take care of them.

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