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.
Dementia Puts Elders at Risk of Financial Abuse
 

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 Alzheimers patients and rising, U.S. elders are increasingly vulnerable to scam or theft by those they trust.

 

Fraud and Foreclosure: Financial Abuse Hits Boston 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.

 

For Boston’s 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.

 

Older Black Lives Matter--Says Top Researcher

 

New America Media, News Analysis, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 05, 2015

Racism--not ones skin color--matters most as African Americans age, says a top gerontologist. Researchers need to quit blaming blacks for bad health behaviors.

 

Detroit Gentrification Means ‘Forced Relocation’ of Black Seniors

 

New America Media, News Report, Paul Kleyman, Posted: Jun 03, 2015

As Detroit hails its Midtown resurgence, advocates are fighting evictions of mostly low-income, black seniors as affordable apartments convert to luxury units.

 

House Rich, But Cash Poor--Home Repairs Loom Large for Low-Income Seniors

 

Bay State Banner/New America Media , News Feature, Sandra Larson , Posted: May 29, 2015

Aging housing stock and fixed incomes leave Boston seniors vulnerable, but many can find government and nonprofit help.

 

Homeless Population in LA County Jumps 12%

 

Asian Journal, News Report, Posted: May 18, 2015

The homeless population in Los Angeles County rose 12 percent in the past two years to more than 44,000, due to high unemployment, low wages and skyrocketing rents.

 

Rigid Requirements for Older Refugees Test U.S. Humanitarianism

 

News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 15, 2015

Rigid welfare and citizenship requirements for elderly, sick refugees ultimately puts U.S. humanitarian aims to the test.

 

Refugee Elders Escape Somali Strife--Now Struggle to Survive U.S. Bureaucracy

 

News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 14, 2015

In his 60s and on dialysis, refugee Sugow Said escaped Somali strife and resettled in Indiana. But his SSI has been cut--and hes fighting to survive bureaucracy.

 

Older Refugees Face Challenges Trying to Maintain SSI Aid

 

News-Sentinel/New America Media , News Feature, Jennifer L. Boen , Posted: May 12, 2015

Somali refugee Sugow Said was stunned when Social Security cut off his income. Many more face the same dilemma.

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