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Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm

Grow Your Own “Unretirement” - Minnesota Hmong on the Farm

PBS Next Avenue/New America Media, News Feature, Chris Farrell , Posted: Aug 27, 2014

Part of the retire-to-farm movement, immigrants are carving out a new life for themselves and their families,


New Program Promises Coordinated Care for Low-Income Californians


La Opinión/New America Media, News Report, Yurina Melara/translated by Elena Shore, Posted: Aug 23, 2014

The state’s new Cal MediConnect program seeks to coordinate health care for low-income elders and people with disabilities, offering patients “total care.”


Unsafe at Any Age--Georgia’s New Gun Law vs. State Alzheimer’s Plan


New America Media, Commentary, Toni P. Miles, MD, Posted: Aug 04, 2014

Georgia enacted its new open gun law just as it adopted a plan preparing for increased Alzheimer’s dementia. Experts warn of unintended consequences.


Wii What? Video Games Not Just for Kids Anymore


Buffalo Magazine/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer Margulis , Posted: Aug 02, 2014

Seniors are clapping, sighing and catcalling as two 80-somethings square off against each other for computer-screen bowling--and better health.


Miss. Inner-City, Rural Care Rising for Black Elders Despite Struggles


Jackson Advocate/New America Media, News Feature, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jul 31, 2014

Low-income elders in Mississippi’s inner cities and rural towns face limited options for eldercare. But signs of change are coming.


For Black Elders, Improving Miss. Care Homes Involves Hopes and Prayers


Jackson Advocate/New America Media, News Feature, Alice Thomas-Tisdale, Posted: Jul 30, 2014

“Peaches” Ephram, 90, thrives on family, church and one of Mississippi’s better nursing homes with care most black elders don’t see. But change is on the way.


Immigration Reform: Renewing the Promise of America for All Families


Koream Journal, Commentary, Paul Y. Song M.D., Posted: Jul 29, 2014

Today’s fight for immigration reform belongs to all families, whether we trace our immigration history back 10 years or 100 years ago.


High Rents and Low Wages Trap Chinese Immigrants in SROs


KALW, News Feature, Melanie Young, Posted: Jul 20, 2014

Soaring rents and low wages in San Francisco block Chinese immigrants from moving out of single-room housing units.


How To Start Getting Fit For Life


Senior News/New America Media , News Feature, Dawn Williams, Posted: Jul 19, 2014

Feeling sluggish, able to “pinch” your age by the inch? Dawn Williams tells how to get started revitalizing your health and renewing your energy at 50+.


Study: Pets a Prescription for Health, Happiness Among Elders


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Jul 16, 2014

UCLA researchers studying "best practices" for how to deliver holistic health care to seniors found pets were a big source of social support.

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