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.
 

Senior Medicine: When ‘More’ Isn’t Better

Politico/New America Media, News Report, Arthur Allen, Posted: Oct 16, 2017

The Choosing Wisely initiative aims to curb $250 billion a year in unnecessary medical procedures, but it’s run into health-industry barriers.

 

Financial Circumstances Have People Over 50 Working Longer

 

Washington Informer, Profile, Kevin McNeir, Posted: Oct 14, 2017

Despite a Harvard MBA, after turning 50—and the recession--black entrepreneur Elizabeth White struggled to keep up appearances to get business.

 

‘Ending Ageism’ Author Tells Readers ‘How Not to Shoot Old People’

 

New America Media, Profile, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Oct 06, 2017

The author if the new book "Ending Ageism: How Not to Shoot Old People," wants us to be more aware of how age bias doubles down on prejudice for us all.

Gov. Brown Signs 'Bill of Rights' for LGBT Seniors in Long-Term Care

 

New America Media, News Report, Staff, Posted: Oct 04, 2017

SB 219 strengthens protections for LGBT seniors living in long-term care facilities.

 

Ailing Seniors Are Fastest-Growing Group Using Medical Marijuana

 

NPR Here & Now/New America Media, News Report, Karen Michel, Posted: Sep 30, 2017

With 29 states allowing medical marijuana, seniors have been increasingly seeking its curative powers. But they face many obstacles.

 

Music Brings Healing, Comfort to the Dying

 

KALW Public Radio/New America Media, News Report, JoAnn Mar, Posted: Sep 25, 2017

There's an increased use of live music at major hospitals and hospices to bring healing and comfort to people who are near death.

 

Tips for Keeping Your Aging Mind Sharp and Avoiding Dementia

 

La Planeta/New America Media , News Report, Tibisay Zea, Posted: Sep 23, 2017

There are many myths about brain stimulation and dementia. The Global Council on Brain Health issued recommendations to keep our minds nimble and healthy as we grow older.

 

'Aging in Place’ Takes Less Positive Meaning for Many Detroit Elders

 

Detroit Journalism Cooperative/New America Media , News Report, Julia Kassem, Posted: Sep 17, 2017

"Aging in place," at home, instead of a nursing home, is what most want. But for too many Detroit elders, accessible choices are far and few between.

 

Balancing Mobility and Fear of Falls in Seniors

 

US News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Lisa Esposito , Posted: Sep 15, 2017

Over 30 percent of adults living in a community (not in an assisted-living facility or nursing home) fall each year. Experts say being sedentary actually raises that risk.

 

Stanford ‘Letter Project’ Makes End-of-Life Wishes Clear in Many Languages

 

Next Avenue/New America Media , News Report, Beth Baker, Posted: Sep 12, 2017

Stanford University created an informal, but legally binding letter elders can write stating their end-of-life wishes to family members and doctors in any of eight languages.

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