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.
With Rising Scams, Officials Urge Communities: Spot and Report Fraud
 

With Rising Scams, Officials Urge Communities: Spot and Report Fraud

New America Media, News Report, Hernando Ramirez-Santos, Posted: Mar 24, 2017

At a press briefing, state and federal officials warned of the growing number of scams targeting the elderly, minority and immigrant communities.

 

Refinery Expansion Threatens Already Poor Air Quality in Long Beach's 'Dead Zone'

 

Long Beach VoiceWaves, News Report, Crystal Niebla, Posted: Mar 23, 2017

Residents worry that air quality in what is often-called Long Beach's "dead zone" will worsen if plans go through to connect two existing power plants.

 

Recovering From Trauma of Financial Elder Abuse—What to Do

 

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

For victims of financial elder abuse, although recovering money and assets is difficult, steps can be taken to get life back on track.

 

The Mental and Physical Cost of Elder Financial Abuse

 

US News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

Financial exploitation has far-reaching consequences beyond money stolen.

 

A Doctor’s Take on the Potential Fallout of the ACA Repeal

 

New America Media, Question & Answer, Andrew Lam, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

Mai-Khanh Tran, MD, has been a pediatrician in Orange County for 22 years and she's "incensed' by GOP efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act.

 

They Fought for the U.S. in Laos. Now Many Older Hmong Fight Depression

 

KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, Alice Daniel, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

Depression haunts many older Hmong refugees, who fought for the U.S. Now in Fresno, Calif., some find help in culturally competent therapy offering even music and gardening.

 

Housing Innovations for Young and Old Counter Senior Isolation

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media , News Feature, Katy Read, Posted: Mar 09, 2017

A Twin Cities housing innovation encourages multigenerational bonds. Another houses students with seniors. Options like these help counter seniors’ growing isolation.

 

Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse

 

U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 08, 2017

Financial elder abuse is increasing and can jeopardize a senior's well-being. Those affected are robbed of more than money and shouldn't hesitate to seek help.

 

Are You Lonesome? How Minnesota Seniors Are Combating Social Isolation

 

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media, News Feature, Katy Read, Posted: Mar 07, 2017

More than 250,000 Minnesotans over 60 live alone. How can we fight off loneliness?

 

A New—Healthier—Era for Soul Food

 

Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Mar 06, 2017

Some African Americans have adapted new approaches to cooking, which leads to better health and living longer.

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