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 pkleyman@newamericamedia.org.
Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors Released--But Denied Social Security
 

Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors Released--But Denied Social Security

NorthStar News Today/New America Media, News Report, Frederick H. Lowe, Posted: Apr 21, 2015

Chicago’s agreement to pay once-tortured, wrongly convicted black men $5.5 million, still leaves them with no Social Security retirement income.

 

GENTRIFIED: Oakland’s Chinatown Seniors Hope to Age in Place

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 06, 2015

In Oakland’s Chinatown affordable housing is increasingly hard to find. As seniors live longer, “we still can’t catch up” to their need, says one expert.

 

GENTRIFIED: Nonprofits Help Keep Roofs Over Oakland Elders’ Heads

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Analysis, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 05, 2015

Like many lower-income retirees in urban areas experiencing technology booms, Oakland seniors are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

 

GENTRIFIED: Homelessness Growing for Oakland Seniors

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Analysis, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 04, 2015

Part 3: Homelessness is growing for Oakland’s elders thanks to skyrocketing rents, years of wage stagnation, defunding of affordable housing and other factors.

 

GENTRIFIED: Affordable Housing Unaffordable’ for Many Low-Income Oakland Seniors

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 03, 2015

Part 2: Like many lower-income retirees in urban areas experiencing technology booms, Oakland seniors are struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

 

GENTRIFIED: The Toll on Oakland Seniors

 

Oakland Local/New America Media , News Feature, Laura McCamy, Posted: Apr 01, 2015

Part 1: Escalating costs from gentrification make the hope of aging in place for Oakland’s low-income seniors more of a dream than a reality.

 

Despite Improvements, Ohio Advocates Say Anti-Elder Abuse Funds Fall Short

 

Columbus Dispatch/New America Media , News Feature, Encarnacion Pyle , Posted: Mar 30, 2015

Ramona Wilson, 74, nearly killed herself after being conned out of her life savings. Financial elder abuse is growing, and some states are taking action.

 

Ohio Elder Abuse Mirrors National Picture of Government Neglect

 

Columbus Dispatch/New America Media , News Feature, Encarnacion Pyle , Posted: Mar 29, 2015

Ohio does relatively little to help Ohio seniors who are abused, neglected and exploited. Federal funding helps, but it also falls short of the growing need.

 

Experts, Seniors Tell CA Lawmakers 'Hear Us' on Rising Elder Poverty

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 24, 2015

Seniors told California lawmakers, “Listen to us” at a hearing on rising poverty among elders, straining their food, income, health and housing.

 

'Age of Dignity' Author, Caregivers Call for Home-Worker & Immigrant Rights

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 09, 2015

Author and MacArthur “genius” Ai-Jen Poo joined eldercare workers to call for job rights and immigration reform as they serve a fast-aging U.S. population.

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