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.
Old and Off the Grid--Facing Cancer in the Rugged Northwest
 

Old and Off the Grid--Facing Cancer in the Rugged Northwest

Spokesman-Review/New America Media , Profile, Erica Curless , Posted: Jul 05, 2015

Despite fighting cancer in rural Washington State, Bob Faller, 79, remains fiercely independent, defying the system with help from alternative medicine, yoga and his wife, Jane.

 

Big Apple’s Sunnyside Supports Latinos & Other Caregivers

 

WBAI/HealthCetera/New America Media , News Feature, Liz Seegert , Posted: Jul 02, 2015

Latinos make up over 60% of seniors at New York’s Sunnyside Community Services, and their model approach provides many culturally appropriate programs.

 

Family Eldercare: Survival in the Big Apple

 

WBAI/HealthCetera/New America Media , News Feature, Liz Seegert , Posted: Jul 01, 2015

There are 1.5 million seniors in the Naked City--increasing and more diverse than ever, as their caregivers face growing frustration with the lack of multicultural services.

 

Dementia Puts Elders at Risk of Financial Abuse

 

Dallas Morning News/New America Media, News Feature, Pamela Yip, Posted: Jun 28, 2015

With over 5 million Alzheimer’s patients and rising, U.S. elders are increasingly vulnerable to scam or theft by those they trust.

 

Fraud and Foreclosure: Financial Abuse Hits Boston Elders, Families

 

Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jun 18, 2015

Black and Latina elders in Boston--and their families--have faced lost dreams, financial ruin and even homelessness due to home finance scams.

 

For Boston’s Older Homeowners, It’s ‘Borrower Beware’

 

Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jun 17, 2015

Reverse mortgages, refinancing schemes have often put ethnic senior homeowners in Boston at risk. But new consumer protections promise help.

 

Older Black Lives Matter--Says Top Researcher

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 05, 2015

Racism--not one’s skin color--matters most as African Americans age, says a top gerontologist. Researchers need to quit blaming blacks for bad health behaviors.

 

Detroit Gentrification Means ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

As Detroit hails its Midtown resurgence, advocates are fighting evictions of mostly low-income, black seniors as affordable apartments convert to luxury units.

 

Access to Health Care - Why a 74-Year-Old SF Resident Is Becoming a Citizen

 

New America Media, News Feature, Nayoon Jin, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

Mildred Cordova thinks the time has come for her 74-year-old mother to become a U.S. citizen.

 

House Rich, But Cash Poor--Home Repairs Loom Large for Low-Income Seniors

 

Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Feature, Sandra Larson , Posted: May 29, 2015

Aging housing stock and fixed incomes leave Boston seniors vulnerable, but many can find government and nonprofit help.

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