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
Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

Studies Prompt San Francisco Action for Seniors on Safer Central City Hotels

Central City Extra/New America Media , News Analysis, Tom Carter, Posted: Apr 14, 2014

San Francisco is responding slowly to recommendations to improve the safety of its 500+ SRO hotels housing vulnerable elders and those with disabilities.


Un-Retiring? Here’s How To Connect With A Career Coach


Forbes/New America Media, News Feature, Kerry Hannon, Posted: Apr 12, 2014

If you’re 65-plus and want to rock on, not get in a rocker, what will you do next? Author Kerry Hannon has tips on how to find the best career coach for you.


LGBT Latino Seniors Face Housing Crunch, Isolation in San Francisco


New America Media, News Report, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 10, 2014

Recent reports show many LGBT Latino seniors experience multiple layers of discrimination, housing limitations and can’t count on community support.


Trauma of AIDS Epidemic Impacts Aging Survivors


Bay Area Reporter/New America Media , News Report, Matthew S. Bajko, Posted: Apr 09, 2014

Science now enables those with HIV to survive--and many are aging isolated and depressed. Some are organizing for group support and better services.


Senior Centers’ Casino Trips Help Drive Gambling Addiction


Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, Melinda Miller , Posted: Apr 07, 2014

As gambling addiction grows among seniors, researchers try catching up in a seeming race to stop the cash flow between casino ATMs and slot machines.


As Seniors Gamble for Fun, Some Find Only Trouble


Buffalo News/New America Media , News Feature, Melinda Miller , Posted: Apr 05, 2014

Like a growing number of lonely elders who never bet much before, Gina’s dad, 83, fell into gambling addiction, risking his income and almost his home.


A Fresh Food Oasis in San Francisco's Tenderloin


KALW, News Feature, Melanie Young, Posted: Mar 30, 2014

A team of residents and neighborhood leaders in San Francisco's Tenderloin district is helping storeowners learn how they can offer more healthy food options profitably.


Aging Alaska Faced Looming Shortage of Care Providers


KNBA/New America Media, News Feature, Joaqlin Estus , Posted: Mar 30, 2014

Alaska’s Native and rural elders are increasing rapidly, but experts project too few doctors and other health workers to care for them.


In Alaska, Riskier Lifestyle Contributes to Shorter Longevity


KNBA Radio/New America Media , News Report, Joaqlin Estus , Posted: Mar 26, 2014

Alaskans live shorter than most other Americans—and Alaskan Natives live shorter still.


Bullied by the System, Filipino American Senior Fights Eviction


New America Media/Central City Extra, Profile, Vivian Zalvidea Araullo, Posted: Mar 14, 2014

Filipino American artist–musician Benito Santiago, 63, is among San Francisco’s seniors facing rising rents and eviction—and deciding to fight back.

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