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Old and Homeless: Aging Hard and Fast on Spokane’s Streets

Old and Homeless: Aging Hard and Fast on Spokane’s Streets

Spokane Spokesman-Review/New America Media , News Report, Tyler Tjomsland, Posted: Apr 27, 2016

Grow old along the streets--the worst is yet to be. Homeless outreach workers are witnessing the accelerated aging of Spokane’s poorest seniors.


Seniors Working Hard for Their Money: 10 Million, Many Ethnic, in Tough Jobs


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 30, 2016

Raising the Social Security retirement age, says a new study, will burden 10 million older workers--many ethnic--in physically tough jobs or working conditions


Is Aging With Dignity a Human Right? U.S., Europe Say ‘No’


Dollars & Sense/New America Media , News Analysis, David Bacon, Posted: Mar 20, 2016

As the world’s poorer countries declare dignity for elders a human right, the U.S. is among rich nations arguing against such a global convention.


Study Exposes Health Struggles for ‘Hidden Poor’ California Elders


New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Mar 11, 2016

UCLA study exposes “hidden poor” seniors--especially ethnic elders-- who are just over the official U.S. poverty level face health and mental health care barriers.


Albuquerque--Is It a Place Where Jews Can Retire?


New Mexico Jewish eLink/New America Media , News Feature, Diane Joy Schmidt , Posted: Feb 23, 2016

Albuquerque’s Shalom House is among the dwindling number of affordable senior-housing developments in the U.S.


Senior Malnutrition Grows in Ohio With 411,000 Hungry Last Year


Columbus Dispatch/New America Media , News Report, Encarnacion Pyle , Posted: Feb 17, 2016

Malnourishment among Ohio seniors is a growing problem that imposes costs on health and society.


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.

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