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

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.


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.


'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.


Recovering From Trauma of Financial Elder Abuse—What to Do


U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 20, 2017

For victims of financial elder abuse, although recovering money and assets is difficult, steps can be taken to get life back on track.


The Mental and Physical Cost of Elder Financial Abuse


US News & World Report/New America Media , News Report, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 16, 2017

Financial exploitation has far-reaching consequences beyond money stolen.


They Fought for the U.S. in Laos. Now Many Older Hmong Fight Depression


KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, Alice Daniel, Posted: Mar 15, 2017

Depression haunts many older Hmong refugees, who fought for the U.S. Now in Fresno, Calif., some find help in culturally competent therapy offering even music and gardening.


Financial Exploitation: When Taking Money Amounts to Elder Abuse


U.S. News & World Report/New America Media , News Feature, Michael O. Schroeder, Posted: Mar 08, 2017

Financial elder abuse is increasing and can jeopardize a senior's well-being. Those affected are robbed of more than money and shouldn't hesitate to seek help.


Proposed GOP Cuts Would Sharply Increase Elder Poverty


New America Media, Op-ed, Kevin Prindiville, Posted: Mar 03, 2017

Republican proposals to cut safety nets from Medicare and Social Security to Obamacare would sharply increase poverty among the most vulnerable older Americans.


Latino Grandparents as Parents—on Diaper Duty Again


La Opinión/New America Media , News Report, Francisco Castro, Posted: Mar 02, 2017

Latino abuelos who raise their grandchildren have to deal with retirement and diapers.


A Closer Look: The Local Impact of Social Security Reform


Fresh Water/New America Media , News Analysis, Afi Scruggs , Posted: Jan 29, 2017

GOP proposals to reform Social Security would be hard on lower-income ethnic seniors, such as those in Cleveland.

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