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Expert: Stun-Guns Far From ‘Nonlethal’ Alternative to Bullets

Expert: Stun-Guns Far From ‘Nonlethal’ Alternative to Bullets

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Dec 11, 2015

While cities across the country debate the use of Tasers as “nonlethal” alternatives to police shootings, one expert says they’re never a good choice.


Meeting Spotlights LGBT-Aging Research From HIV to Isolation


Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko , Posted: Dec 08, 2015

Research revealing the needs of LGBT elders was more prominent than ever at the recent Gerontological Society of America meeting in Orlando.


Elder Hunger: New Efforts To Combat Common Malnutrition Among Seniors


WBUR Common Health/New America Media , News Report, Nell Lake, Posted: Dec 02, 2015

Malnutrition is surprisingly common among U.S. elders, said experts at a recent national conference on aging.


‘Senior Villages’ Struggle with Call to Diversify


KQED California Report/New America Media , News Report, April Dembosky, Posted: Oct 03, 2015

“Senior Villages” are neighborhood caring and sharing networks to help elders age at home. But some agency funding is requiring more diverse memberships.


Hidden Poor Highest Among Elder Black and Latino Households


New America Media, News Report, Viji Sundaram, Posted: Sep 01, 2015

Nearly one in five adults over age 65 in California, that is, around 772,000 elders, endure financial hardship, unable to afford basic needs.


Will Commercialization Be Obama’s Legacy on Aging?


New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jul 17, 2015

Marking Monday’s White House Conference on Aging were important new initiatives, but little sign of key issues and major participation by commercial interests.


BOSTON: Gentrification Hits Elders on Housing Costs


Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jul 15, 2015

As gentrification drives Boston’s boom, some elders are safe, but others find themselves vulnerable.


BOSTON: Rents Put Squeeze on Black, Chinese Elders


Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jul 13, 2015

Boston’s African American South End and Chinatown have been hard hit as luxury units displace affordable apartments, forcing out many elders.


Town Copes With Retirement Trend of Friendly, But Sparse Rural Living


Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Feature, Erica Curless , Posted: Jul 07, 2015

As U.S. retirees seek the peaceable pace of rural towns, places like Republic, Wash., look to each other to solve for mutual support.


Old and Off the Grid--Facing Cancer in the Rugged Northwest


Spokesman-Review/New America Media , Profile, Erica Curless , Posted: Jul 05, 2015

Despite fighting cancer in rural Washington State, Bob Faller, 79, remains fiercely independent, defying the system with help from alternative medicine, yoga and his wife, Jane.

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