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.
Seeking Solutions to Kentucky’s Nursing Shortage
 

Seeking Solutions to Kentucky’s Nursing Shortage

Kentucky Health News/HealthCetera , News Report, Melissa Patrick, Posted: Apr 21, 2017

Some hospitals in Kentucky can’t find enough nurses; they and nursing colleges work toward short-term and long-term solutions.

 

Black Retirees: North Carolina's 'Reverse' Migration

 

WUNC/New America Media , News Report, Leoneda Inge, Posted: Apr 19, 2017

Nearly 6 million African Americans left the South in the Great Migration, but today many are going back making North Carolina a leading retirement destination in the country.

 

Older, Wiser and Fighting Climate Change

 

California Health Report/New America Media , News Feature, Matt Perry, Posted: Apr 17, 2017

A common misconception is that elders don’t care about climate change. But gerontologist and grandfather Mick Smyer is among those proving this to be wrong.

 

SENIOR CLASS: Life Experience Enhances Back to School

 

KSFR Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Deborah Martinez , Posted: Apr 09, 2017

More 50+ workers are retraining in college for jobs or careers in the "new trades." Some were laid off, others' pensions were hit by the recession.

 

SENIOR CLASS: Back to School at 50+ for Income, Family, Community

 

KSFR Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Deborah Martinez , Posted: Apr 07, 2017

Over a third of students at Santa Fe Community College are back to school at age 50+, some to keep learning, others to retool to support their families.

 

Why I Became a Citizen at 79

 

New America Media, Commentary, Florencio Sunga Mallari, Sr., Posted: Apr 03, 2017

To bring my wife here, I needed to become a citizen. But I didn't speak much English and didn't think I could afford to apply.

 

How 'Connected' Will Your Aging Be in the Robotic Age?

 

Smithsonian.com/New America Media , News Feature, Randy Rieland , Posted: Mar 31, 2017

Will you or your parent be part of the "connected aging" future. Will home sensors be friendly visitors or tiny Big Brothers? Will robots bring companionship, or spy on you?

 

How Will Artificial Intelligence Help Aging Boomers?

 

Smithsonian.com/New America Media , News Feature, Randy Rieland , Posted: Mar 30, 2017

As more Americans age alone, will robotics replace the human touch for them? The key, researchers say, is finding the right roles for machines.

 

'These Seniors Are Survivors' -- Serving Cambodian Elders in Chicago

 

Diverse Elders Coalition , News Report, Mari Quenemoen, Posted: Mar 26, 2017

Cambodian elders in Illinois face challenges much like other low-income seniors. But add to poor nutrition, limited transportation and poverty the trauma of war and genocide.

 

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.

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