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Chicago Senior Services Help Latino Elders Face Isolation, Depression
 

Chicago Senior Services Help Latino Elders Face Isolation, Depression

La Raza/New America Media, News Report, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 04, 2016

Social isolation can be worse than smoking and hypertension, experts say. Read the stories of two Latina elders in Chicago living alone with some help from senior services.

 

Latino Elders Increasingly Alone and Isolated in Chicago

 

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

The aging of Chicago , like that of the U.S., is leaving many elders alone and often socially isolated. Researchers say that’s especially difficult for older Latinos.

 

Latinos de la tercera edad en Chicago enfrentan la soledad

 

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

Muchos ancianos dicen que no quieren ser una ‘carga’ por lo que terminan viviendo solos, sin visitas ni gran apoyo.

 

Vivir aislado puede ser dañino para la salud: estudios

 

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

El aislamiento social, sobre todo entre los latinos, puede ser peor que fumar, aseveran expertos.

 

La soledad, cara amarga del envejecimiento

 

La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

A medida que la población del mundo aumenta, hay millones de personas de la tercera edad que viven solos, muchos veces aislados, enfermos y pobres.

 

With Aging and Illness, Some LGBT People Opt for the Closet

 

New America Media, News Report, Ellen Rand, Posted: Apr 29, 2016

Anti-LGBT bias in senior care homes and health facilities is forcing many back into the closet after decades to hide their sexual orientation.

 

Old and Homeless: Aging Hard and Fast on Spokane’s Streets

 

Spokane Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Report, Tyler Tjomsland, Posted: Apr 27, 2016

Grow old along the streets--the worst is yet to be. Homeless outreach workers are witnessing the accelerated aging of Spokane’s poorest seniors.

 

Study: With New Medicare Benefit, Doctors Look Beyond ‘Death Panels’

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Apr 22, 2016

Medicare now reimburses doctors for consulting on patients’ end-of-life wishes. But a new study shows diverse physicians struggling over that conversation.

 

Compensating the Kindness of Strangers: Immigrant Care Workers in the Shadows

 

Boston Globe/New America Media , News Report, Nell Lake, Posted: Apr 18, 2016

Rapid aging and fewer family members for eldercare are increasing demand for paid workers. But immigrants filling the gap face low pay and anti-immigration hostility.

 

Tibetan Buddhism’s American Diaspora--To Woodstock

 

America Abroad/New America Media , News Feature, Karen Michel, Posted: Apr 14, 2016

As the Dalai Lama turns 80, nowhere has Tibetan Buddhism rooted more deeply than in America. Public radio’s Karen Michel profiles a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in Woodstock, N.Y.

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