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.
Diabetes and Falls Prevention: Researchers Work with Seniors
 

Diabetes and Falls Prevention: Researchers Work with Seniors

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Feature, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Nov 24, 2014

Diabetes is a leading factor in falls for seniors, and research is showing how elders can help prevent injuries through exercise and better diet.

 

Going Like 60--Thoughts for Women on the Triumph, Tragedy of Aging

 

Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media , Commentary, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Nov 23, 2014

On turning 60, a reporter reflects on what experts say--especially for women--about defying messages of our age-denying society.

 

“Who Will Care for Us?”: Many Immigrant Elders Lack Health Care Access

 

India West/New America Media , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Nov 22, 2014

The President’s executive action and Obamacare will help many immigrants, but laws still block some South Asian elders from needed health care.

 

“Who Will Care for Us?” Ask Indian American Seniors in Immigration Limbo

 

India West/New America Media , News Report, Sunita Sohrabji , Posted: Nov 21, 2014

Despite the President’s action, older undocumented immigrants, like Indian elders, often in the U.S. for their children, are denied most health coverage.

 

Study: 1 in 5 Nursing Home Residents Abused

 

Sarasota Herald-Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Barbara Peters Smith, Posted: Nov 20, 2014

A new study surprised researchers by revealing that one-in-five nursing home residents suffer abuse by other patients.

 

Middle Class Struggles to Preserve Retirement Security

 

Dallas Morning News/New America Media, News Analysis, Pamela Yip, Posted: Nov 19, 2014

Half of today’s households are unlikely to have enough resources to retire. As too much goes to the top half percent, Social Security needs strengthening.

 

Dealing With Dementia: An African American Son Tells His Story

 

The Root/New America Media, News Feature, Yanick Rice Lamb, Posted: Nov 18, 2014

Todd Shurn, the primary caregiver of his mother, who has dementia, is among the rare African American men taking on a role mainly falling to black women.

 

Techno Health: “Swallow a Mini-Robot and Call Me in the Morning”

 

California Magazine/New America Media , News Report, Frank Browning, Posted: Nov 14, 2014

Mini-Robot pills will tell elders’ smart phones to give doctors they’re vital signs keeping them healthy and independent. But privacy advocates say they’re alarmed.

 

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.

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