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

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.

 

For a Few Lucky Seniors, Happy Endings in Living Situations

 

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 26, 2015

Low and middle-income elders have few safe housing-and-health care options, but some are benefiting from service-rich programs that should be expanded.

 

Elder Abuse Rising in Care Facilities Mixing the Frail and the Disturbed

 

The Virginian-Pilot/New America Media , News Report, Elizabeth Simpson, Posted: Feb 25, 2015

Seniors unable to afford private care homes are increasingly victimized by other residents placed in poorly funded homes with dementia or mental illness.

 

California “Ambassadors” Help Other Immigrant Elders Get Needed Help

 

KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 23, 2015

Ethnic elders in Fremont, Calif., become “Ambassadors” to help other seniors, many recent immigrants, obtain needed community services.

 

San Francisco Seniors Cross the Digital Divide

 

KALW Public Radio/New America Media , News Feature, Jen Chien, Posted: Feb 20, 2015

If you think older Americans can’t learn digital tricks, SF Connected has a myth-busting class for you.

 

Why Medicaid’s Racism Drove Historically-Black Nursing Home Bankrupt

 

The Crisis/New America Media , News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 03, 2015

Pittsburgh’s Lemington Home served black elders for 122 years before falling victim to poor management and historically racist Medicaid rules.

 

The Death of a Black Nursing Home

 

The Crisis/New America Media, News Analysis, Wallace Roberts, Posted: Feb 02, 2015

The story of Elaine Carrington’s death taints not only one Pittsburgh nursing home, but exposes the racist history of Medicaid ‘s impact on elders of color.

 

Study: Women, Minorities Pay Higher Effective Social Security Rate

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jan 22, 2015

President Obama’s State-of-the-Union plan would help workers start 401(k)s. But experts say he should also act to make Social Security taxes more equitable.

 

New Program Combines Medicare and Medi-Cal in Santa Clara County

 

Alianza News/New America Media , News Report, Gerardo Fernandez , Posted: Jan 11, 2015

Santa Clara County starts new state program to coordinate the health and social services for “dual eligible,” those who receive both Medicare and Medi-Cal.

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