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.
Soul Food ─ Cultural Lifestyle or Disease Trap?
 

Soul Food ─ Cultural Lifestyle or Disease Trap?

Florida Courier/New America Media , News Feature, Penny Dickerson, Posted: Feb 21, 2017

Slaves’ imagination and desperation changed how the South cooks and eats, but ironically there’s an unhealthy price to be paid by their African American descendants.

 

Experts Challenge Asian Stereotype, Call for More Chinese Family Support

 

Sing Tao Daily/New America Media , News Report, Ke “April” Xu , Posted: Feb 19, 2017

Older Asians—especially Chinese elders—face mounting challenges either being left behind or immigrating in old age. Both elders and their families need more support.

 

STOP FALLS: Smart Soles and Other High-Tech Ways to Stop Falls

 

Ottawa Citizen/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Payne, Posted: Feb 16, 2017

Singer Paul Simon might find the diamonds on the soles of his shoes are really sensors. They and other high-tech can help prevent seniors’ dangerous falls.

 

STOP FALLS: The High Cost of Falling Down: Why Falls Are an Overlooked Health Crisis

 

Ottawa Citizen/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Payne, Posted: Feb 15, 2017

In our rapidly aging world, preventable falls present a rising and daunting cost in both dollars and unnecessary human suffering.

 

Love Never Gets Old - Even at 100

 

La Opinion/New America Media , News Feature, Francisco Castro, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

They've been inseparable since their first ice cream date two years ago: Rudy is 100 and Christina 93. Now research confirms love is good for a healthy heart.

 

Nunca es tarde para enamorarse, ni siquiera a los 100 años

 

La Opinión/New America Media , News Feature, Francisco Castro, Posted: Feb 14, 2017

Una nueva investigación dice que el amor es bueno para tener un corazón saludable y evitar las enfermedades cardiovasculares.

 

A Closer Look: The Local Impact of Social Security Reform

 

Fresh Water/New America Media , News Analysis, Afi Scruggs , Posted: Jan 29, 2017

GOP proposals to reform Social Security would be hard on lower-income ethnic seniors, such as those in Cleveland.

 

“Kentucky’s Community Health Workers Meet Obstacles for Better Health”

 

Kentucky Health News, News Feature, Melissa Patrick, Posted: Jan 28, 2017

Community Health Workers, non-clinical helpers, in many states like Kentucky, are cutting costs and improving care for lower-income people.

 

Lost and Found - California Seniors Get the Call on Loneliness

 

New America Media, News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Jan 26, 2017

Movie idol Greta Garbo famously said, "I vant to be alone." But isolation is not for retirees, who have new programs to stay connected.

 

INVISIBLE IN NEW YORK: A Ray of ‘New Hope’ for Black Elders

 

Amsterdam News/New America Media , News Report, Gregg Morris, Posted: Jan 25, 2017

Despite abject poverty among elders in East New York—with an estimated one-third having no Social Security, some offer a ray of New Hope.

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