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.
The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving
 

The Real Financial Costs of Caregiving

Minneapolis Star Tribune/New America Media , News Report, Katy Read , Posted: May 18, 2017

Minnesotans who provide caregiving for loved ones may face real financial hardships of their own. Also, a new report hits California care facilities on worker abuse.

 

Challenges Loom for Growing Elderly Filipino American Population

 

Philippine News/New America Media , News Report, Neil Gonzalez , Posted: May 17, 2017

The population of Filipino and other Asian American elders will quadruple by 2050. Model programs exist, yet the U.S. is ill-equipped to serve its ethnic seniors.

 

Dementia, Poverty & Homelessness Intersect Leaving Black Elders’ Needs Unmet

 

Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Charlene Muhammad , Posted: May 12, 2017

Especially for black families, an elder’s dementia can run into the high costs of care leaving many in poverty and even homeless.

 

A Black Father and Son at the Intersection of Dementia, Poverty and Homelessness

 

Los Angeles Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Charlene Muhammad, Posted: May 11, 2017

A USC expert on African American aging, Bryan Gaines got an unexpected master course in family caregiving when he had to help his estranged father, who had Alzheimer’s.

 

The Problems With Hearing Aids—And the Solutions

 

Senior Planet/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Manfred, Posted: May 02, 2017

Hearing aids cost too much, they're ugly, they make me look old. SeniorPlanet's Eric Manfred answers 8 complaints, including these with great solutions.

 

Can You Hear Me Now? 8 Options for Affordable Hearing Aids

 

Senior Planet/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Manfred, Posted: Apr 25, 2017

Two-thirds of Americans 70-plus have significant hearing loss, but only 20 percent buy hearing aids. Here’s a guide to eight cost and technology options.

 

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.

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