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
‘Senior Villages’ Struggle with Call to Diversify

‘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.


Dementia Puts Elders at Risk of Financial Abuse


Dallas Morning News/New America Media, News Feature, Pamela Yip, Posted: Jun 28, 2015

With over 5 million Alzheimer’s patients and rising, U.S. elders are increasingly vulnerable to scam or theft by those they trust.


BOSTON: Fraud and Foreclosure: Financial Abuse Hits Elders, Families


Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jun 18, 2015

Black and Latina elders in Boston--and their families--have faced lost dreams, financial ruin and even homelessness due to home finance scams.


BOSTON: For Older Homeowners, It’s ‘Borrower Beware’


Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Report, Sandra Larson , Posted: Jun 17, 2015

Reverse mortgages, refinancing schemes have often put ethnic senior homeowners in Boston at risk. But new consumer protections promise help.

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