This special section focuses on issues that can help ethnic elders live with dignity and security with the essential income seniors need to maintain their homes, health and peace of mind as they age. New America Media is grateful to The Atlantic Philanthropies for their support in creating this vital website. This section is edited by NAM Ethnic Elders Newsbeat Director Paul Kleyman. Please direct question to him at
Life Interrupted: African American Seniors Surviving the Housing Crisis

Life Interrupted: African American Seniors Surviving the Housing Crisis

Inland Valley News/New America Media , News Report, Sheri Stuart, Posted: May 28, 2016

Among African Americans and Latinos devastated by the Housing crisis, elders have had the hardest time recovering. Good programs are helping--but seniors must be cautious.


New Voting Laws Block Little Fraud--But Many Elders, Women, Minorities


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: May 25, 2016

Voter-ID laws in some states are blocking lower-income minority and naturalized citizens--along with many elders--from their right to vote.


Chicago Senior Services Help Latino Elders Face Isolation, Depression


La Raza/New America Media, News Report, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 04, 2016

Social isolation can be worse than smoking and hypertension, experts say. Read the stories of two Latina elders in Chicago living alone with some help from senior services.


Latino Elders Increasingly Alone and Isolated in Chicago


La Raza/New America Media , News Feature, Marcela Cartagena, Posted: May 02, 2016

The aging of Chicago , like that of the U.S., is leaving many elders alone and often socially isolated. Researchers say that’s especially difficult for older Latinos.


Old and Homeless: Aging Hard and Fast on Spokane’s Streets


Spokane Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Report, Tyler Tjomsland, Posted: Apr 27, 2016

Grow old along the streets--the worst is yet to be. Homeless outreach workers are witnessing the accelerated aging of Spokane’s poorest seniors.


Seniors Working Hard for Their Money: 10 Million, Many Ethnic, in Tough Jobs


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 30, 2016

Raising the Social Security retirement age, says a new study, will burden 10 million older workers--many ethnic--in physically tough jobs or working conditions


Is Aging With Dignity a Human Right? U.S., Europe Say ‘No’


Dollars & Sense/New America Media , News Analysis, David Bacon, Posted: Mar 20, 2016

As the world’s poorer countries declare dignity for elders a human right, the U.S. is among rich nations arguing against such a global convention.


Study Exposes Health Struggles for ‘Hidden Poor’ California Elders


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2016

UCLA study exposes “hidden poor” seniors--especially ethnic elders-- who are just over the official U.S. poverty level face health and mental health care barriers.


Albuquerque--Is It a Place Where Jews Can Retire?


New Mexico Jewish eLink/New America Media , News Feature, Diane Joy Schmidt , Posted: Feb 23, 2016

Albuquerque’s Shalom House is among the dwindling number of affordable senior-housing developments in the U.S.


Senior Malnutrition Grows in Ohio With 411,000 Hungry Last Year


Columbus Dispatch/New America Media , News Report, Encarnacion Pyle , Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Malnourishment among Ohio seniors is a growing problem that imposes costs on health and society.

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